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    Lunatics in charge of the asylum?

    Saw this linked on another site; just when will people like this be prevented form attaining positions of authority?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...lay-areas.html

    and further comment here

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...round-children
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    Leave it to the bureaucrats, who always know more than the rest of us.

    I've read that there are people around (social workers??) who believe that every family with children should be assigned someone who will be sure the children are not abused or mistreated. Back in the 1950's a famous book called "1984" garnered a good bit of attention. It was all about "Big Brother" ruling the roost and keeping an eye on everything going on. Well, we are now 25 years past that.

    Such people should be locked up and prevented from contaminating society.

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    So they are saying the children are safer playing without their parents. How ridiculous, the parents are not allowed to be out playing with their children, but they are considered safe at home with them.

    This is bureaucracy gone mad, when will common sense come back.



    Margaret

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    I can understand some need for extra supervision, but not in this manner. As parents, then, we are supposed to trust the care of our children with somebody we've never met, aka a complete stranger?

    The government in this case is taking away that precious family activity time - the interaction between parents and their children during play time ... those special bonding times that we as parents will cherish forever.

    Margaret is spot on with her comment about bureaucracy.
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    I agree with you all. Neddy Seagoon and his friends would be quite at home with this madness. As well as play with ones children/grandchildren increasing family bonding it enables parents to ensure that no bullying by or to your children occurs. Something that is not always apparent to helpers. You may act as an arbitrator helping to teach children to interact and co operate with each other.

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    At an out door party a grandfather was told to stop photographing his grandchildren in case he was a pervert. He explained the relationship and stated that it was just his relatives that he was photographing but he was informed that he must desist in case someone complained. I know what my reaction would have been. Anyone else come across situations like this?

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    I'd have been inclined to call for attention, then tell the assembled party "this numpty wants me top stop taking snaps of my grandchildren in case somebody complains, does any body wish to complain???????"

    Make the numpty appear a complete fool in front of everybody. Either that or take him out of sight and apply a knee to his nether regions.
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    I agree, what an idiot, surely if the grandfather had been a complete stranger someone would have complained. As they were all there to confirm who he was, the official should have accepted their word. The grandfather then would be free to photograph all of them, including his grandchildren.


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    Quote Originally Posted by marval View Post
    So they are saying the children are safer playing without their parents. How ridiculous, the parents are not allowed to be out playing with their children, but they are considered safe at home with them.

    This is bureaucracy gone mad, when will common sense come back.



    Margaret
    GrandDame Margaret hits a bullseye with her prescient comments - The time has come for people to take back their government - Government is to serve people, not have people serve it.

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    Thank you CD, I agree Government is to serve the people. The trouble is our government conviniently forgets that.


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    Time for another revolution eh

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    Blessed GrandDame Margaret,

    Government will always conveniently forget because most citizens either don't want to or can't muster the strength to surround Parliament and demand that the problem be fixed or face a recall/ouster.

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    Unfortunately the last time this happened, a peaceful demonstation by the Countryside Alliance, the riot police ended up using their batons on the unarmed demonstrators. There are famous pictures of a very decent looking lady have a baton repeatedly applied to her head, completely against police regulations. The demonstrators were vocal, but not violent. The police were under instruction to act because of the terrorism act, a catch all to stop anyone the goverment at the time did not approve of. I did not see any action taken against the demonstrators who were jeering our dead troops upon their arrivak back in this country. Apparently "kill the Britsh troops" and burning of the Union Flag does not count. Funny old world is it not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corno Dolce View Post

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    So do I my dear chap, so do I

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    Yes, and this current face seems to have a large yellow splodge on the nose.

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