Uh-oh : vague increase in state powers approaching (again)
BBC NEWS | Politics | Blair calls for better parenting: "He says bad parenting is not just a private matter for families, and that the state should intervene earlier."
And why pick on the parents? So much of society ( which the government does influence) allows anti-social behaviour with no real threat of punishment, and, in the absence of any other "rewards", encourages activities which raise individual's reputation amongst their peers. Can people be allowed to watch/read nearly anything on mainstream media without an effect? Successful government propaganda throughout the ages and across the continents suggest otherwise. How about other aspects such as government quotas on new houses in certain regions ? Overcrowding perhaps? Too few amenities/ entertainments.....
Man, things are getting worse.