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The British Nanny State Goes Too Far

One of the worst things about encroaching government is how it can negatively affect our families. We've seen here in the US how the welfare system has torn families apart by making it easy for men to father children with numerous women.

In Britain, government regulations dictate that parents who take their kids to public playgrounds are not allowed to supervise them until they have a background check to make sure they aren't pedophiles.

Have you heard anything more insane? From the UK Mail Online:

Parents are being banned from playing with their children in council recreation areas because they have not been vetted by police.

Mothers and fathers are being forced to watch their children from outside perimeter fences because of fears they could be paedophiles.

Watford Council was branded a 'disgrace' yesterday after excluding parents from two fenced-off adventure playgrounds unless they first undergo criminal record checks.

Children as young as five will instead be supervised by council 'play rangers' who have been cleared by the Criminal Records Bureau.

Councillors insist they are merely following Government regulations and cannot allow adults to walk around playgrounds 'unchecked'.

But furious parents attacked the move and threatened to boycott the playgrounds.

Concerns were raised last night that other councils around the country are adopting similar policies amid confusion over Government rules and increasing hysteria over child protection.

Based upon the logic the British state is using here, that parents are potential pedophiles until proven otherwise, it's amazing the state doesn't require a background check as a prerequisite for parenthood altogether.

Maybe I shouldn't give the nanny-staters any more ideas.


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Comments (5)

So are paedophiles steriliz... (Below threshold)
JustRuss IT1(SW) USN [retired]:

So are paedophiles sterilized in the UK? Should they be?

Actually that might not be a bad idea, along with violent rapists (not 18 year olds who sleep with 16-17 year olds ie Statutory Rapists).

Castrate/Hysterectomize them if they are Paedophiles! Hell Yeah! Lefties agree with me right? I mean you are all for the Nanny State right?

Back on topic: Yes, they are idiots for saying you cannot play with your child around other children "just in case".

It's not so much nanny-stat... (Below threshold)
Alfonso Paulista:

It's not so much nanny-statism as paedo-hysteria. Which is, ironically, mainly driven by the more shrill sections of the media, such as, well, the Daily Mail.

Not to say that the whole plan isn't completely batshit insane, of course, but I'd take anything reported in the Mail with a pinch of salt.

Big Brother is now caring f... (Below threshold)
Flu-Bird:

Big Brother is now caring for you kids ITS 1984 COMMING LATE

Who the hell gets mail?... (Below threshold)
914:

Who the hell gets mail?

I live in My granny's basement.

"In Britain, government regulations dictate that parents who take their kids to public playgrounds are not allowed to supervise them until they have a background check to make sure they aren't pedophiles."

Why dont the Brits just take their offspring to San Fra Sicko and let the perves reverberate?

Than, Mickey Moore's would really have a documentary to whore to the comatose masse's that consume botox's love potion #9.

The entire british parlamen... (Below threshold)
Flu-Bird:

The entire british parlament should be sent to the gallows or the hooded headsman OFF WITH THEIR HEADS




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