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Friday, May 18, 2012

Nan Cam



Loyal readers have been noting with increasing vexation that the Tory party has turned into a bit of a Nanny.

Well now it seems that this is indeed the case, as David Cameron has himself donned the mantle of "Nan Cam", and defended Nanny's plans for giving parents with children under the age of five £100 vouchers to attend parenting classes.

Nan Cam is quoted by the BBC:
"This is not the nanny state - it's the sensible state.

It's ludicrous that we should expect people to train for hours to drive a car or use a computer, but when it comes to looking after a baby we tell people to just get on with it.

I would have loved more guidance when my children were babies."
The vouchers are now available from health professionals and through Boots.

Nanny is also launching a new NHS online service for parents covering areas such as breastfeeding, nappy changing and post natal depression.

Expectant parents or those with a baby under a month old will be able to sign up for text and email alerts, providing them with "regular, relevant and tailored" advice including short government information films (remember those?) and advice from other parents.

This is all very well and good, maybe. The trouble is with any government "initiative", it ends up being used as an excuse to gather data on people and to pry into their private lives with the express intention of telling them how they should live their lives.

Good intentions or not, people simply do not trust the state not to overstep the mark.

I wrote about this last year:
"Poorer parents will be “incentivised” to attend courses to help them complete the “five-a-day” essential actions. They will be rewarded for attending classes with higher child benefit payments or annual bonuses.

Doubtless with all this nonsense being spoken about "moral decay" (hasn't Cameron ever looked at Hogarth's prints?), this campaign will receive even more prominence.


However, as noted above, normal parents (poor/wealthy) know perfectly well that they should play with, read to, engage...oh, and FEED! their children; they don't need the state to interfere in that.


In fact the more that the state seeks to interfere, the more people assume that it is in fact the state's responsibility to bring up their kids.


However, the "court absent" parents and those who think it normal that their "good little boy" carried a hammer taped to his leg whilst robbing a store (ie those who need to improve their parenting skills) will not take the slightest bit of notice of Nanny's advice
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This will end in tears, as people will assume that it is the state's responsibility to bring up their kids!

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7 comments:

  1. Ohhhhhhh Thank goodness for Nan Cam.....How on Earth did mankind ever manage to survive for hundreds of thousands of years without parenting classes?

    Stop rewarding people for breeding with no means of supporting themselves and stop putting pressure on both parents to work full time.....Our society started to decline when mothers were forced out to work and when it became socially acceptable for unmarried women to have children. Yes, I know its an old fashioned and non PC view to hold but, it always held society in good stead did it not?

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  2. Anonymous11:36 AM

    Cameron and his party should concentrate on improving education, a service that they are responsible for.

    It seems ridiculous to me that schools are closed for 13 weeks each year, these extended holidays coupled with weekends, teachers training days, marking days, strike days and the obligatory closures when then is a few millimetres of snow, mean that the kids are only spending half the days of the year being educated.
    School hours are cut to such an extent that some operate only from 9:30 in the morning to 2:30 in the afternoon. With a morning, afternoon and lunch break, only a few short hours are dedicated to education.

    What way is that to prepare a new generation for work in the 21st century?
    How dare they assume to tell parents about nappy changing and sleepless nights while they destroy the potential of older kids.

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  3. "the more people assume that it is in fact the state's responsibility to bring up their kids."

    That's exactly what the Nanny state wants. They want to turn the whole world into a gigantic nursery where everyone, adults and children, will be treated like children.

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  4. My son's friend put it rather succinctly: What's next? Shitting lessons?

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  5. Lord of Atlantis8:56 PM

    Tonk said: "Our society started to decline when mothers were forced out to work and when it became socially acceptable for unmarried women to have children. Yes, I know its an old fashioned and non PC view to hold but, it always held society in good stead did it not?"

    I couldn't agree with you more, Tonk. And if parenting classes are necessary, who better to advise the new generation of parents to be than their parents or even grandparents? Like many other 'voluntary' government schemes, this latest load of excrement may start off 'voluntary' but what's the betting that some short distance down the line, it will become compulsory?

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  6. Has anyone noticed how quickly this shit is advancing under the coalition? They are really moving on the nanny state at a rapid rate of knots in just 2 years. Very worrying times indeed. And I wouldn't trust cameron and his cronies to look after anything.

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