PROVED BEYOND DOUBT THAT THE CHURCH IN CATHOLIC EUROPE REMAINS THE
BULWARK OF THE TRADITIONAL FAMILY
[Not so in the UK where family
breakdown says United Nations more prevalent than in any rich country.]
Why won't the Left concede that the
family breakdown is the cause of so much misery.
[Daily Mail -February 15, 2007]
TWO WEEKS ago, the all-knowing
Economist magazine informed us that we have enjoyed 'a period of
extraordinary prosperity'. Fewer children and pensioners live in poverty
than was the case ten years ago and crime is 'broadly down'.
WE HAVE NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD
A fortnight later, a United Nations
report tells a very different story. British children are the worst off
among the world's richest nations in terms of family breakdown, drink,
drugs, teenage sex -almost anything you care to mention. We might be
suspicious of such generalisations if they did not in large measure
confirm our own experience and observations.
If you look at society through the
prism of material well-being, as the Economist tends to, you don't see
the whole picture. The same might be said of the Government which has
responded to the United Nations report by complaining that its data are
several years out of date.
It asserts that many children have been
'lifted out of poverty' [BUT NOT OUT of the POVERTY of a SECURE LOVING
and HAPPY TRADITIONAL FAMILY LIFE.] -in the past few years, and that
things are better than the report says they are. Doesn't this
betray an alarmingly superficial understanding of the problems we face?
[The reality is that the situation has
been getting progressively worse as the growing failure of its own
meddlesome and destructive policies and ideologies have filtered deeper
Of course poverty should be eradicated,
but , if it ever is , there will still be unhappy children, almost
certainly more than in many poorer countries. After all, in
absolute terms even the very poor in Britain are comparably richer than
they were 50 years ago, and yet the problems which the report suggests
have made our children unhappier have multiplied many times.
[If the United Nations had come forth
with another report of the community at large the same unhappiness (As
recent reports have indicated) would be evident with millions of
Britain's - (many pensioners) finding a home abroad. So it is not ONLY
unhappy children but the mass of the population at large who have had
BROKEN - BENEFIT BRITAIN.
WHAT THEY WANT
Better Pensions -Better Health Care-
Better Family Provision. Better Border Controls- Better Consultation
-Better Services - and a great deal more.]
There is something much deeper going on
here, something which goes back far beyond New Labour or the Thatcherite
years. It has to do with the FAMILY as it has evolved in Britain over
the past two or three hundred years.
Anyone who has visited continental
Europe from the Protestant north to the Catholic south, knows that in
almost al these countries the FAMILY remains STRONGER and more Resilient
unit than it does in Britain. In much of the Continent, for example, the
old are often looked after at home rather than being shunted into 'care
homes' as they are in modern [uncaring] Britain.
YOUNG children are much more often
taken to restaurants and cafes by their parents, ,even during the
evening. When they grow older, they are likely to stay longer in the
family home than is the case in Britain, where the usual custom is to
turf them out as soon as possible.
No doubt the image of the happy
extended family on the Continent is something of a myth - but only
something of one. Family ties are usually much stronger there. There is
much to suggest that Europeans generally like and value children more
than we do.
A French visitor to the grand house of
Chatsworth at the end of the 18th century was appalled by the neglected
state of the children who, despite being the offspring of the enormously
rich Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, wore dirty clothes, lived in
draughty attic rooms, were seldom fed and rarely saw their parents.
Until recently, the upper classes
preferred their children to be brought up by nannies. They, and those
members of the middle classes who aped them couldn't wait to pack off
the little blighters at eight to preparatory school, leaving the
tiresome business of bringing them up to others.
From the mid 19th century -under the
influence of the Church, the example of Queen Victoria and the Royal
Family and sentimental evocations of family life by authors such as
Charles Dickens - the respectable middle classes, followed by the
working classes developed a more indulgent attitude towards children.
Since the Sixties [1960's]
though, Leftist middle -class intellectuals have persistently decried
the FAMILY, asking us to believe that, far from being the bedrock of
society, it is the nursery of many of its ills.
Far more than their counterparts in
Europe, they have denigrated the institution of marriage, and contended
that one parent is just as good as two. their arguments have infected
governments of both hues, which, again unlike most in Europe have
steadily withdrawn from families most of the legal and fiscal privileges
they once enjoyed.
[Well we have had recently the Leftist
destroyers of our once stable society recently ADMIT that they were
WRONG about MULTICULTURALISM
When one sees the great harm that
policy has done to our country and that all we get from them their
acknowledgement that they GOT IT WRONG how long before they ADMIT they
SUPPORT THE FAMILY after all at the same time they will no doubt
introduce more destructive ideologies without a care in the world -
AFTER ALL -THEY KNOW BEST?]
Yet surely all but the most blinkered
ideologue can now acknowledge a link between FAMILY BREAKDOWN and the
SCOURGES which the United Nations report says are more prevalent in
Britain than in any other rich country. Better education and less
poverty, indispensable though they are,
WILL NOT MAKE CHILDREN FEEL MORE LOVED
Tight, loving families, in which
discipline is exercised moderately but firmly are more likely to produce
children happier, as well as being less prone to take refuge in:
-and promiscuous teenage sexual
This point seems so obvious that one
hesitates to make it, yet even now there are plenty of people who think
that GOVERNMENT -through the provision of better education and wider
distribution of resources - can solve these problems.
It can create a more felicitous
framework in which improvement is possible. For example, it can, and
should ,STOP penalising MARRIED COUPLES through the TAX SYSTEM and then,
WONDER of WONDERS
-even introduce fiscal incentives to
FAMILY LIFE MORE ATTRACTIVE.
ALL THIS would be very useful, but it
is going to take more than that to move us from the model of fragmenting
family life in this country, where members of a family sit down to share
a meal less often than they do in other European countries, towards the
Continental model. Government can help but it cannot force people to
adopt new values.
[It is ironic that the Government
brought in the more relaxed Continental almost round the clock drinking
in order to get away from a deadline in drinking times in order to get a
decline in drinking abuse and in time possibly a decline in drinking.
This was one instance where they were wrong. But they fail to see that
if they placed the same emphasis in supporting the Family as shown on
the Continent he would have returned THE FAMILY back on the correct
track which the Leftist brigade had been destroying over the past ten
Our history has taken us very far from
our Continental counterparts. In Catholic Europe, the Church even now
BULWARK OF THE FAMILY
HERE, the CHURCH has long DESERTED the
FIELD of BATTLE, and DOES NOT presume to OFFER much ADVICE far less
The Tories' vision of small,
independent charities helping young people in place of the monolithic
Welfare State is an attractive one -though not even its most
enthusiastic supporters would pretend that it is a CURE for all the ILLS
which the United Nations report dwells on.
There are no instant, all-purpose
solutions. Perhaps we should derive some comfort from the thought that,
despite everything, there are millions of loving families whose parents
strive to do there best for their children, who both work hard to
provide for them and give them time and care they need.
Many mothers though, feel driven by
economic pressure to go out to work when their first instinct would be
to stay at home and look after their young children.
Nor should we forget that there are some
couples in this country whose first thought is NOT to CONSIGN aged
parents to the CARE of STRANGERS when they could look after them
themselves. [And after the disclosures by the Daily Mail of the supposed
CARE offered in many CARE HOMES it is vital that the next government
ensures that those who care for the sick -disabled and the growing
elderly population are given
ALL THE SUPPORT THEY REQUIRE.
What is surely clear, even if the
-cannot grasp it , is that much greater national wealth
has not reduced the difficulties which many families and children face,
or made them happier. Rather the opposite, in fact.
ANY GOVERNMENT THAT BELIEVES THE SOLUTION SIMPLY LIES IN
DOLING OUT GREATER RESOURCES WILL BE BOUND TO FAIL.
[WE NEED LESS GOVERNMENT IN AREAS IT HAS
NO BUSINESS TO BE INTERESTED IN - IT SHOULD TAKE LESS FROM THE PERSONAL
TAXPAYER - IT SHOULD REDUCE DRASTICALLY THOSE EMPLOYED BY THE STATE -A
BURDEN THE AVERAGE TAXPAYER HAS TO BEAR- IF GOVERNMENTS WERE RESTRICTED
IN THE NUMBER OF VACANCIES TO BE FILLED INSTEAD OF ENCOURAGING THE VOTE
CATCHING PATRONAGE WHICH IS BAD FOR THE ECONOMY AND DEMOCRACY IN OUR
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THE PEOPLE HAVE
SPOKEN-IS THE EU COMMISSION LISTENING?
Ditch the EU TREATY after IRISH REJECTION
[Daily Mail-Wednesday, June
MORE THAN HALF of voters believe Britain should
drop the controversial European Treaty in the wake of its
rejection in last week's
The poll comes as the Tories launch a last-ditch
bid in the
HOUSE of LORDS
today to delay the
have signed a
within the past few days
, calling on the
NOT TO RATIFY THE BILL
[WHY DON'T YOU?]
So You Want Out
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THEN WHY NOT SIGN THE
RENUNCIATION of EU CITIZENSHIP
WHY WE ASK YOUR SUPPORT
When we first saw the petition we reasoned
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in order to gauge the number of Britons who would publicly put
their name to a list which stated that they wished to
RENUNCIATE EU CITIZENSHIP and retain only BRITISH.-THAT
IS WHAT THIS IS ABOUT. Some might say that to hide behind a
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the EU FEDERALISTS. DON'T LET THEM GET AWAY WITH IT- Place
your vote so ALL can see that YOU CARE. about YOUR COUNTRY and
Details from petition creator
With the signing of the Maastricht
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EUROPEAN and BRITISH
The extra tier of citizenship was
thrust upon the people without their consent -and in many cases
The PEOPLE of GREAT BRITAIN should be
allowed the option of opting out of the EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP if they so
wish. The GOVERNMENT will then be able to provide those who have opted
-only such as British (not EU)
passports, driving licences and other national documents.
EU laws will also NOT APPLY to those who
HAVE OPTED OUT OF EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP
[PETITION OPEN UNTIL
Let the people speak!
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GORDON BROWN WANTS TRUST-BUT WHY WON'T
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