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ZanNu Labour wants a return to the Workhouse for Teen Mums

30/09/2009

19th Centrury Magdalen assylum for unwed mothersEd Balls seem to have dropped one today as he appeared to be advocating a return to Victorian Workhouses for 16 year olds. It was reported here following the measure being announced in Gordon Brown’s speech to conference.

Asked if mothers would be legally obliged to go into supervised care, Mr Balls said:

“Definitely, and rightly so because the state has got an obligation to make sure 16 year olds get the support they need”.

What is most disturbing is that they don’t seem to take any account of what would happen if the unfortunate mother was  married or receiving of the full support of her family. What are New Labour’s goons going to do? March in and take them away to be hidden in some institutionalised hell hole?

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