Too many kids in care and too many adults in prison
10:26am Wednesday 4th July 2012 in Letters
“Mum could lose kids”, Falmouth Packet June 27, and who is to say this is not her intention given there are two parents currently in custody accused of killing six of their 17 or so children.
This country is renowned for removing children of all ages from parents and their homes, and along with also holding the EU record for more adults in our prisons than in any other EU country, so it is that far too many children are in care, up for adoption, etc.
Bearing children is in this country a nice little earner of pin money, thanks to our political masters who have over the years sought to outdo each other, in upping the weekly paid child benefit allowance.
However, compounding this huge give away or free for all, political carrot, merely to entice mothers to vote for them, and have not taken into account the influx of foreign incomers into the UK and all rubbing their hands in glee by producing bigger families, ie more children than the average indigenous English families.
Accordingly the cost of this pecuniary carrot, plus taking into care children, is as costly if not more so than expending £800 plus per week to accommodate every prisoner in comparative luxury in our state prisons – not as fallaciously described “at the expense of Her Majesty” but rather tax payers, whilst the more deserving elderly, frail and often ailing only have recourse to paying for themselves in their last days in costly care home, there being no state provision for them.
Peter Mahoney, Reawla, Hayle