Knucklehead Award Friday Part Twenty
Today's twentieth winner is UK Children's Minister Beverly Hughes. She gets the award for the following.
Parents could be forced to go to special classes to learn to sing their children nursery rhymes, a minister said.This is just a classic example of the nanny state run amok. Will parents be jailed for off key singing or not attending? This is just so laughable, and why Children's Minister Beverly Hughes is our twentieth Knucklehead of the Day.
Those who fail to read stories or sing to their youngsters threaten their children's future and the state must put them right, Children's Minister Beverley Hughes said.
Their children's well-being is at risk 'unless we act', she declared.
And Mrs Hughes said the state would train a new 'parenting workforce' to ensure parents who fail to do their duty with nursery rhymes are found and 'supported'.
The call for state intervention in the minute details of family life followed a series of Labour efforts to reduce anti-social behaviour and improve educational standards by imposing rigorous controls on the lives of the youngest children.
Hat tip- Right Wing Nation
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