Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Nanny is Mother, Nanny is Father
The joy of being Nanny is that Nanny knows best, and she is absolutely certain that we would be incapable of running our own lives without her.
As such it should come as no surprise to learn that Nanny is keen to get her clawing hands on people's children, as early as possible in life.
Give Nanny a child, at a tender young age, and that child is hers for life!
Therefore Nanny is mounting a campaign to encourage more mothers to hand over their children to state-run nurseries, and go out to work, under Nanny's latest drive to combat child poverty.
Sounds all rather reminiscent of some form of Nazi ideology doesn't it?
Nanny's chum John Hutton, the Work and Pensions Secretary, said at the end of October that Labour's plans to extend childcare places will provide women with a "world of employment opportunities".
The reality is that they don't give a stuff about women working or not, what they actually want is to get their hands on your children missus!
Nanny is using the findings of a report commissioned by the Government, which found that traditional two parent families are getting a raw deal from the state compared to single mothers.
Seemingly lone parents receive help to find work and support for childcare. However, couples with children are virtually invisible to public services because it is assumed their life is easier.
In many cases, one adult goes out to work while the other - usually the woman - stays at home to look after the children.
Now you see, in the "old days" there would be nothing wrong in one person staying at home to look after the child. Now of course that is deemed to be morally wrong.
I might ask one question, if both parents are out working and choose to leave their child with Nanny all day, why do they bother having children?
Anyone care to answer that?
I guess of course, that makes me a terrible old reactionary who does not understand the joys of leaving children to be brought up by someone else.
Hutton said there should be "more help, for example, getting the second adult in a household into work."
"By 2009/10 we will have universal childcare available
for every three to four year-old
Now, that is going to open up a world of employment opportunities,
mainly again for women but for parents generally.
I think we've got to develop an approach
which first of all makes the opportunity to work our priority.
That is the best way out of poverty."
What of the children who never see their parents, and who end up being brought up by the state?
What kind of adults will these hapless children be turned into?
The best people in the world to bring up children are the parents, not those working for the state.
Sorry folks, I know this view is highly unfashionable these days!