Tuesday, February 01, 2005

A Policy Which Is Deeply Harmful to the Welfare of Very Young Children

The great and good Frank Field MP on Nu Labour and childcare.

"the Government has allowed itself to see childcare only in terms of provision outside the family"

"its new childcare tax allowance awards considerable sums of taxpayers’ money provided that a stranger, rather than the mother, does the caring"

"antisocial behaviour is the result of the careless way in which we value the nurturing of our very young and the downgrading, to the point of irrelevance, of the role of full-time motherhood"

Mr Field is the author of 'Neighbours From Hell - The Politics of Behaviour'. Would that all Labour MPs were like him. His analysis of where it all went pearshaped is similar to that of Norman Dennis.

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