Aug. 3rd, 2009

wait, what?

Aug. 3rd, 2009 07:31 pm
hradzka: (commies)
Man, I thought the UK had taken the Nanny State as far as it was possible to go under a democracy, but I've just been proved wrong:

THOUSANDS of the worst families in England are to be put in “sin bins” in a bid to change their bad behaviour, Ed Balls announced yesterday.

The Children’s Secretary set out £400million plans to put 20,000 problem families under 24-hour CCTV super-vision in their own homes.

They will be monitored to ensure that children attend school, go to bed on time and eat proper meals.

Private security guards will also be sent round to carry out home checks, while parents will be given help to combat drug and alcohol addiction.

Around 2,000 families have gone through these Family Intervention Projects so far.


Wow.

I just. WOW.
hradzka: (solace)
I opened a bed and breakfast
in the haunted dungeon
I put nice mattresses in the oubliettes
and plucked the torn-off fingernails from the walls
I swept up all the bones
and put the instruments of torture
into little glass cases
I cleaned the bloodstains till they were faint
I even got the moat monster to wear a bow tie

but still nobody came

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