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May's 'one nation' mission: let's talk about white working-class boys

 

“But David’s true legacy is not about the economy, but about social justice,” explained Theresa May in her first speech as Prime Minister. “David Cameron has led a ‘one nation’ government, and it is in that spirit that I also plan to lead.” It’s all words, of course, until we read the policy theory and see the praxis: phrases like ‘social justice’, ‘one nation’ and ‘in that spirit’ means an awful lot of woolly things to a lot of zealous people, each eager to mould a political mission to their particular apprehension of justice and righteousness. But consider the details:

That means fighting against the burning injustice that if you’re born poor you will die on average nine years earlier than others. If you’re black, you’re treated more harshly by the criminal justice system than if you’re white. If you’re a white working-class boy, you’re less likely than anybody else in Britain to go to university. If you’re at a state school, you’re less likely to reach the top professions than if you’re educated privately. If you’re a woman, you will earn less than a man. If you suffer from mental health problems, there’s not enough help to hand. If you’re young, you’ll find it harder than ever before to own your own home.

But the mission to make Britain a country that works for everyone means more than fighting these injustices. If you’re from an ordinary working class family, life is much harder than many people in Westminster realise.

You have a job but you don’t always have job security. You have your own home but you worry about paying the mortgage. You can just about manage, but you worry about the cost of living and getting your kids into a good school. If you’re one of those families, if you’re just managing, I want to address you directly.

I know you’re working around the clock, I know you’re doing your best and I know that sometimes life can be a struggle. The Government I lead will be driven, not by the interests of the privileged few, but by yours. We will do everything we can to give you more control over your lives.

When we take the big calls, we’ll think not of the powerful, but you. When we pass new laws, we’ll listen not to the mighty, but to you. When it comes to taxes, we’ll prioritise not the wealthy, but you. When it comes to opportunity, we won’t entrench the advantages of the fortunate few, we will do everything we can to help anybody, whatever your background, to go as far as your talents will take you.

We are living through an important moment in our country’s history. Following the referendum, we face a time of great national change. And I know because we’re Great Britain that we will rise to the challenge. As we leave the European Union, we will forge a bold, new, positive role for ourselves in the world, and we will make Britain a country that works not for a privileged few, but for every one of us.

That will be the mission of the Government I lead. And together, we will build a better Britain.

This is a radical manifesto: a moral vision for a Disraelian ‘one nation’ mission. You can quibble over whether it’s ‘compassionate conservatism’ or ‘social justice’, but it is unequivocally Christian because it is a mission to govern not for the privileged elite, wealthy and powerful, but for ordinary people in low-paid jobs who are struggling to bring up their children and make ends meet. It inclines toward governmental righteousness precisely because it privileges the poor, the oppressed and the under-dog; those who not only struggle to make ends meet, but whose struggle dumps them on scrap-heap of society because their ends are pre-ordained.

Political rhetoric? Sophistry? Possibly. We’ll see. But when did you last hear a prime minister – a Conservative prime minister – talk not only about the working class, but the white working class? We hear so much about BME injustices, the treatment of Asian girls and disadvantaged black boys, that it has become racist to talk about ‘white’ anything, let alone throw taxpayers’ money at their problems. So nobody speaks up for them – especially the white, wealthy, powerful politicians – for fear of the ‘r’ word, which spells death to ascent up the greasy pole.

It is by no means a new or unknown problem. Consider: ‘Our education system is prejudiced against white, working class boys – it’s time to empower them‘; ‘White working class boys from poor neighbourhoods unlikely to do A-levels‘; ‘White working-class boys are the worst performing ethnic group at school‘; ‘Why do white working-class kids do so badly?‘; ‘What puts white working-class boys off university?‘; ‘Who speaks up for poor white boys when it comes to their education?‘ The research is valid; the reports are reliable. White working-class boys get a raw deal in a state education system which is predisposed to ponder gender-gaps and ventilate incessantly about multi-ethnic hyper-sensitivities. Poor white boys are now treated worse than the black and brown immigrants of decades gone by. Worse, even, than generations of young ladies who were deemed fit for nothing but lives of cooking, sewing, knitting, cleaning and child-rearing.

White working-class boys belong in factories or down the pit (if they can find one: if not, a hoodie-life on the urban dole will do – they won’t amount to much anyway..). There is chronic disaffection, lack of aspiration, bad parental attitudes, no work ethic and poor attendance. And all we’ve heard for years is the cry: “Something must be done.” But nothing ever has been: their identity has been subsumed to waves of political correctness and complex social negotiation. They can’t spell; they’re rubbish at maths, and unfit for work. But who gives a shit?

Curious, isn’t it, after decades of Blue Labour justice and Red Tory equality that we have ignored educational justice and equality of opportunity for our own poor white boys. Theresa May isn’t afraid to talk about it. If she solves it, she will bring the ‘one nation’ flag back to the radical Whiggish wing of Conservatism, where it has always truly belonged.

  • Albert

    ‘In David Cameron I follow in the footsteps of a great modern Prime Minister.
    Under David’s leadership the Government stabilised the economy, reduced the budget deficit and helped more people into work than ever before. But David’s true legacy is not about the economy but about social justice. From the introduction of same sex marriage to taking people on low wages out of income tax altogether, David Cameron has led a One Nation government and it is in that spirit that I also plan to lead.

    Well, she lost my support in the fourth sentence of her premiership. Can someone please explain what is so virtuous about same-sex relationships that the euphemistically named Conservatives are so enamoured of them?

    • No. This isn’t another thread about gay sex. It stops here.

      • Albert

        Absolutely fair enough – both because it’s your blog, but also because it is not about that. However, I think the point is also fairly made at the beginning of a new premiership.

        If it’s any consolation (and I don’t expect it is), I’m otherwise quite impressed by Mrs May’s start.

        • chiefofsinners

          It’s a very nice tart.

      • Martin

        I think you’ve lost on that, it’s always the subject.

      • chiefofsinners

        It is unlike you to attempt stifle free speech. It is also futile. It won’t stop. Not here, not anywhere.

        • Don’t be absurd. Free speech isn’t stifled, as regular communicants and readers will know. This blog is a bastion of free speech. One simply tires of every blog post becoming a thread to talk about gay sex. Those who wish to warp the subject matter to their own agenda should acquire their own blog. If you have any doubts about protocol, please refer to the commenting policy.

          • chiefofsinners

            Your commenting policy states that any comment you find irritating may be summarily deleted. That’s not free speech.
            Which way do you want it?

          • That’s the policy. If you don’t like it, please feel free to depart and comment elsewhere.

          • chiefofsinners

            Orwell saw you coming, Comrade Napoleon.

          • Royinsouthwest

            That’s a rather ungenerous comment!

          • chiefofsinners

            Is it? All speech is free, but some speeches are more free than others.

            A blog eulogises freedom of expression but actually as the years go by seeks to curb the vox populi. The once mildly revolutionary leader morphs into a would-be controller in order to preserve the esteem in which the establishment holds him. It is all depressingly familiar.

          • Esteem? Establishment? Fine. Just leave. Go. You’re obviously discontent here, but under absolutely no compulsion ever to visit again or type another word. So let’s make it easier for your pious sensitivities and ameliorate your objections. Just leave. You clearly have no grasp of the philosophical meaning of ‘freedom’, and no understanding of the historical nuances of the term as it relates to ‘expression’ or ‘speech’. It doesn’t mean (and has never meant) that anyone may say anything they wish, to whomever they wish, whenever they wish, however they wish. Please just go, shake the dust from your keyboard, and start your own blog with that ‘freedom’ policy. Every blessing upon it.

          • chiefofsinners

            Has anyone ever suggested to you that you do not take criticism well? You sound a little vexed. In the words of our Dave, calm down, dear.
            Perhaps this is more to do with our mutual friend Michael Gove? Who knows.
            Every blessing upon your continued hosting of those who wish to denigrate Christianity in the vilest terms and your continued attempts to silence expressions of faith-based morality.

          • Tony Phillips

            One wouldn’t have to tire of it if it hadn’t become a perpetual issue–thanks in large part to teh Cameronians. We all know why Cameron pushed through gay marriage: he went to Eton, where ritual homosexuality is endemic (as is well documented). But if we really care about poor white boys, do we appoint appoint a ‘proud’ lesbian for Education Secretary, as Theresa May did?

            I’m afraid the Tory leadership was a stitch-up. The people may have used Brexit to poke the cultured elites in the eye, but the cultured elites of the Tory party are still running the show in this parliamentary autocracy. What we need is real representative democracy.

          • Albert

            One wouldn’t have to tire of it if it hadn’t become a perpetual issue–thanks in large part to teh Cameronians.

            Thank you Tony, that, in a sense, was my point. It’s not that I wanted to have a discussion about homosexuality (Cranmer’s right, there have been endless discussion of that), it’s that the Tories need to change the record on the subject.

      • Inspector General

        Well, here we are Cranmer. Many hours after your decree. President Nixon was of the opinion that homosexuality was neither here nor there, but believed it brought down the civilisations of both Greece and Rome. For what it’s worth, the Inspector agrees with him…and it will bring down our own unless checked.

  • Watchman

    I know what “justice” means but could someone please explain to me what the words “social justice” means? I’ve read Wikipedia and a few leftish rants but I’m still not enlightened. What actions need to be taken to enact this nebulous concept and would that be wise? What are the pros and cons?

    • bluedog

      Social justice describes measures taken to ensure equality of outcomes. An American music critic called Michael Walsh has written an amusing book called The Devil’s Pleasure Palace which covers the manipulation of language and terms such as social justice.

      • Watchman

        Sorry, still don’t get it, it seems to be just words, sociological blather, or sociobabble. What measures can one take and what constitutes an outcome?

        • The Explorer

          Social Justice began in C19 America as secularised religion. Salvation was defined as liberation from poverty and discrimination. Original Sin is not the problem with the human condition: the problem is poverty and ignorance. Remove these through the redistribution of wealth, and Utopia will follow.

          Hence the modern concept of the social justice warrior: committed to class, race and gender warfare in an attempt to eliminate all three and emerge with uniformity.

          • Watchman

            Explorer, you preach it like a convert! To me it sounds like the metaphysical, or shall we call it the metasociological: a fantasy for sociology lecturers to draw salaries for expounding statistical gobbledegook. I think I prefer Jesus’ explanation (prophecy) that the poor would always be with us. If He said it, it is beyond debate.

        • bluedog

          His Grace’s post contains a link to an essay on social justice dated 15.09.215; ‘compassionate conservatism’

          • Watchman

            Thank you, I’ve read it; it’s very good, but it does not answer the questions of why materialism must be the hallmark of success or failure. Jesus came to announce the Kingdom of Heaven so why do Christians play in the mess made by the prince of this world?

          • bluedog

            It’s a material world. The abstract doesn’t put our daily bread on the table.

  • bluedog

    Radical talk indeed, Your Grace, and some enormously promising actions with regard to choosing a new Cabinet. One had feared that Mrs May was a Euro-mole, but it seems she could have been a Leave-mole in the Remain camp, and her inner Euro-sceptism is now being given full rein. The sacking of Osborne to the extent he no longer holds Cabinet office is a remarkable act of judgement.

    The sudden Tory romance with the white working class clearly reflects the powerful Brexit sentiments of this demographic. Always fiercely patriotic, and more than a little xenophobic, the white working class may well emerge as one of the winners of Brexit if Mrs May is sincerely their Conservative champion. Her comments would go down very well in Batley and Spen. There are votes in this too.

    • Watchman

      But as his Grace pointed out a couple of days ago she is an expert at hot air. By their fruits ye shall know them. Their seems to be a code for other European leaders hidden in her rhetoric “Brexit could take some time” and “we cannot hurry Brexit” means “it won’t happen on my watch”. Don’t hold your breath!

    • Albert

      Agreed. Until she actually became PM, I thought this was all about stopping the momentum of the referendum result. It’s beginning to look like it might not be. But as watchman says, we will tell her by her fruits.

  • CliveM

    Well putting Boris Johnston in as Foreign Secretary is a ‘bold’ move. Particularly when considering some previous comments on world leaders. He described Hilary Clinton as looking like ‘a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital ‘! Whilst true, hardly diplomatic.

    I have also found out it means he’ll be in charge of MI6. Gulp.

    • bluedog

      Can you remember what David Cameron said about Donald Trump? One could be forgiven for assuming that Trump was leader of UKIP.

    • len

      ‘He described Hilary Clinton as looking like ‘a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital ‘! Whilst true, hardly diplomatic.’

      Hardly diplomatic but refreshingly honest

      • Boris’s wit hits the truth spot without any undertones of spite or malice. What Cameron said of Trump being mistaken for leader of UKIP was malicious and not particularly funny.

  • The Explorer

    A couple of months ago on ‘The Big Questions’ someone had the temerity to raise the issue of the fate of white working-class boys.

    This perceived attempt to muscle in on victimhood was fiercely resisted by a black feminist (how could whites be victims?) and a white feminist (how could males be victims?).

    If white heterosexual males are the most despised group within PC society, white working-class males are the most despised of the despised, until this moment without a political party to represent them. Interesting times.

    • Ivan M

      The funny thing is that all this concern for white working class males or females was nowhere apparent when she was in the previous government. I am beginning to think that you fellows are being had.

      • The Explorer

        Politicians have been aware for a while of the Muslims as a significant voting block. Brexit has made them aware that the white working-class males constitute another voting block.

        • Ivan M

          Capture that bloc while Corbyn is in trouble and Farage is in his tent like Achilles waiting for a call. Makes political sense but hardly the stuff of sincerity.

  • Anton

    May, Hammond and who? Clarkson, surely? He and Boris see eye to eye about foreigners…

    • chiefofsinners

      Plus The Stig to represent the white working class.

      • Anton

        Chris Evans, to represent the unemployed.

        • chiefofsinners

          …the visually impaired, the ginger and the terminally irritating.

    • len

      Lord Tebbit said he would love to be ‘a fly on the wall’ when Boris met Putin?

  • len

    We have had Cameron and co the ‘Notting Hill set ‘who seemed to live in a bubble insulated from the realities of life and this was perhaps reflected in their desire to remain in the EU?.
    Perhaps politicians should live for 3 months on a zero hours contract to get a glimpse of how some people are forced to live?.
    There are vast amounts of talent which are wasted because people come from ‘the wrong backgrounds’ and are not allowed to get that foot on the first rung of the ladder to lead to success.
    I feel perhaps with Theresa May sweeping out some of’ the old school tie brigade ‘things might get a bit better?

  • CliveM

    I think she’s serious about helping working class boy’s. She’s just sacked Nicky Morgan.

    She is being quite ruthless.

    • len

      ‘She is being quite ruthless’.

      Which is quite encouraging…..cutting out the dead wood is an important in pruning

    • Uncle Brian

      “The smack of firm government” … It seems to ring a bell

      • bluedog

        Possibly thinking of Marcia Williams…?

  • chiefofsinners

    Solving the White Working Class problem is going to take a lot more than Brexit plus a bit more effort in schools. Generations of ingrained negative attitudes and low aspiration combine with, frankly, the shallow end of the gene pool. If all WWC boys go as far as their talents can take them, there will still be an achievement gap.
    Someone once said “The poor you have with you always.”

    • len

      We need to break that negative attitude mould…

      • chiefofsinners

        Denying the truth won’t help. First we must accurately describe the problem.

        • len

          We already know the truth.

          • chiefofsinners

            Do we? Politicians are prone to simplistic logic. Blame schools. Blame social workers. Take money off the schools budget and claim to be spending extra on pupil premium.
            This problem requires complex and expensive social engineering.

          • Anton

            Social workers should not exist. Many of them mean well and some are Christian but as soon as you have a government-paid profession whose job is to interfere with families in the name of the state then the family is doomed.

          • chiefofsinners

            What would you do in families where children are neglected, receive multiple negative influences and live in fear?

          • steroflex

            And how many of these do you personally know? Do you know what? I know loads of young men, several of them fathers, who have no intention of working and who are quite happy to stay at home playing on the computer. Oh – sorry – and one day a week at College.

          • chiefofsinners

            I personally know several such families. If I were a social worker I would have a caseload of up to 90 of them. You clearly know a number who are on their way.

          • Anton

            In a fallen world the right choice is often the lesser of two evils. I stand by my assertion that as soon as you have a government-paid profession whose job is to interfere with families in the name of the state then the family is doomed.

          • chiefofsinners

            So what would you do?

          • Anton

            If the local community – and bear in mind that community is a lot weaker today now that the government pokes itself into everything – won’t involve itself, nothing. Unashamedly, nothing. That is less worse for more people than where social workers are taking us, and when they come to remove Christian children from their parents in a few years you will change your mind. Social workers are an attempt to nationalise compassion.

          • len

            Or a bit of commonsense.

          • chiefofsinners

            Which is what I mean by simplistic logic, only without the logic. If it were that easy it would have been done already and you would be prime minister.

          • len

            Ever heard of the KISS principle?.

      • sarky

        It’s not negative. There have always been haves and have nots, that will never change. You can lead a horse to water etc etc.

        • len

          Suppose Lord Sugar had that attitude then?

          • sarky

            Yes, but he made the decision to leave his background. Most can’t be arsed.

          • len

            I am sure there are many waiting for an opportunity to make a go of things…There is a tiny minority who ‘cannot be arsed’ or have just given up trying.

          • IrishNeanderthal

            But did he (in the Bulgarian expression) “walk over bodies”?

        • CliveM

          True, but it’s important that they know that the waters there and if they make the effort…….

          But what CofS says is true. This will be the work of generations.

          • len

            No time like the present to make a start

          • CliveM

            Yes I agree.

      • Martin

        Len

        A negative attitude is the only one to have.

        • len

          ??

    • The “White working class problem” can’t be solved simply because they just refuse to comply with the social justice warrior stereotype. You see everyone wants to be seen to be “helping the poor” but the “the poor” have a tendency to be “racist, islamaphobic, xenophobic, misogynistic, bigots”. They’re rather fed up of seeing the hand that they thought was being extended to lift them up quickly being clenched into a fist to beat them back down again with slurs and derogatory epithets.

      • steroflex

        There is an entire industry of grannies out there ready to teach these boys how to read and do sums. Why? The lads get the dole anyway. They get sex anyway – without any responsibility. Beer is virtually free and transport is easy. Why bother?

  • IanCad

    White working-class boys need to fight their own battles. That is, if they have the spirit to do so. I tend to doubt it.
    Quite why these young lads are not up in arms and on the street protesting after the tragic industrial accident that killed four Gambians and one Senegalese in Yorkshire is perhaps evidence that, indeed, they are lacking in perception and fortitude; For, were it otherwise, they would not meekly submit to a government that permits the employment of poorly paid foreigners to the hurt of the wealth of the native community.

    • steroflex

      EDL anyone?

      • IanCad

        Sad to say it but “Enlightened” Gov. policies have been the best recruitment tool EDL has ever had.
        A nasty bunch, and likely to get more support unless the excess supply of labour in the lesser skilled and youth sector is reduced.

  • I look forward to the day when immigration and diversity begin to wound the white middle class as severely as they have wounded the white working class, the day the pleasant leafy suburbs turn brown and black, the day the middle classes stop sneering at the working classes and, instead, beg for their help.

    • bluedog

      Hmmm, brown shirts, black shirts and sans culottes. The benefits of globalisation.

    • Anton

      You’re joking Johnny, the English middle class have been screwed and screwed by government after government and know it, while the working class sit on unemployment benefit, housing benefit and/or tax credits all paid for by taxing the middle class. I don’t blame the working class at all, for who would work if they didn’t have to? Blame the so-called Labour Party’s electoral bribery for that.

      • @ Anton—I see you are still at the sneering stage. Don’t forget, though, that maximum sneering pleasure is secured by damning the working classes as vile racists as well as worthless layabouts.

        • Anton

          You started this exchange by sneering at the middle classes. Your target is wrong. The sensible middle classes and the sensible working class need to unite against the metropolitan lefties. I am all for stringent immigration controls, by the way.

  • len

    Pretty amazing that in 2016 the class divisions in UK society are seemingly just as toxic as they ever were.

  • preacher

    Re – educating generations is not going to be easy & it will take time & hard work.
    One of the first obstacles to overcome is aptly illustrated by the photo at the top of today’s blog, namely peer group pressure, it starts at an early age & continues through the formative years until scope, ambition & drive are extinguished through lack of encouragement & the joint fears of lack of self confidence & not wanting to be a social outcast from ones peers.
    To throw a six to start we must instil a sense of self worth in young people. Starting as young as nursery or primary levels of education. Unless the foundation is strong, the structure will fall.
    Children are a blank canvas & what we paint on them is often indelible for life.
    In the same context, we have a great opportunity to form & shape a new GREAT Britain from the lost years of being in servitude to a foreign power with it’s heart of self interest, if we step up to the crease & face the future. There’s a lot to do, but every journey starts with the first step. the rest is collectively up to us.

    • Rhoda

      Unless the foundation is strong, the structure will fall.
      That’s why it would be better to value mothers who stay at home to look after their children.

      • sarky

        Why???? Most of these low achievers have mother’s who stay at home smoking and watching Jeremy kyle. Surely hard work and ambition set a better example.

        • preacher

          Agreed sarky, a product of past peer group mentality in many mums regrettably ?.

        • Rhoda

          Yes hard work does set a good example.If you stay at home to bring up children and do it properly you are working hard.

          • sarky

            Not as hard as mothers who work and bring up their children properly.

          • Rhoda

            However children benefit far more from the care and attention of their mothers in the early years than they do from going to nursery/other childcare provision. Society does not value the role of a mother enough.

          • Martin

            Sarky

            Are there such?

          • sarky

            Yep, my Mrs.

          • Martin

            Sarky

            I don’t believe it is possible to go out to work full time and be an adequate mother.

          • sarky

            Exactly. You don’t believe. My kids would tell you the opposite and their achievements would also bare this out.

          • Martin

            Sarky

            Sadly their moral state is already compromised.

          • sarky

            Oops, sorry I forgot us atheists have no morals. Silly me.

          • Martin

            Sarky

            Indeed, the only morals you have are those remaining in your sadly ravaged conscience that were given by God.

          • sarky

            Don’t you see the irony in that statement?

          • Martin

            Sarky

            No.

          • carl jacobs

            Raising kids is a labor-intensive face-to-face activity. You can’t do it if you aren’t there. You can’t do it in the two allocated hours between work and bedtime. When you aren’t there – when you don’t take the time – you are de facto abdicating the job to someone else. The daycare provider. The peer group. The TV set. Someone or something packs up the responsibility because kids don’t raise themselves. This social denigration of women who stay home with their kids is one of the most socially catastrophic trends in Western culture.

          • Duke Amir Often

            “social denigration of women who stay home with their kids is one of the most socially catastrophic trends”

            Any social denigration of people is lamentable. That includes men who ‘stay home with their kids’ and women who do not.

          • carl jacobs

            It’s not denigration to point out a failed responsibility. If a man agrees to work 8 hours a day for five days a week, but only shows up two days out of five, and then only works two hours on each day, he fails at his responsibility. He can’t say “But they were really high quality hours!” He’ll get fired. Yet parents do this to their kids all the time. But a four year-old can’t impose any consequences. He just has to deal with it.

            It’s axiomatic. You can’t parent if you aren’t there. You can’t make up for the time lost in the little time that you are there. I know people want to pretend this isn’t true. But it is.

            Sure. Dad’s can stay home. I don’t care how people organize their lives. But the simple fact is that most men won’t do it and most women don’t want men who want to stay home. So in practice it’s about Mom staying home.

          • Duke Amir Often

            In practice, it is sometimes about Mum going out to work and Dad staying at home. For some people, it is about Mum and Dad going out to work and Grandma or baby sitter staying at home, if available.

            Sometimes money for the children’s clothes is more important than the finer points of supposed traditional parenting.

          • carl jacobs

            Most of the time it’s about the kid being shoved into daycare – either because Mom doesn’t have a husband, or because Mom and Dad want the extra money and security that comes from two incomes. Yes, sometimes both have to work to make ends meet. But much of that is built around the normative transition to two working parents. We have also made it hard for a woman to stay at home because she has no security in her marriage. If her husband kicks her to the curb because she gets too old, she had better be able to fend for herself. In short, we have restructured our social arrangements to better serve the interests and needs and desires of individual adults at the expense of children. We have elevated the liberty of adults above the obligations of adults.

            As I have said before, you can’t parent if you aren’t there. We understand this concept as it relates to the world of work. Truth be told, we understand it in the world of kids as well. We just don’t care.

            Do you have kids, btw? You sound like you don’t.

          • Duke Amir Often

            Ah; the Leadsom gambit. It didn’t work with her and it won’t work with you.

            With regard to your opinions about other people’s families, think about financial imperatives and you will be better placed to understand people’s actions. You can hold as many opinions as you like about what you regard as the perfect environment for the raising of children but when all is said and done, people have higher priorities than attempting to fulfill your opinions about how they conduct their home life. No parenting without resources, therefore secure resources.

        • carl jacobs

          Stereotype much?

      • preacher

        That would be a bonus Rhoda, but at present society has become mainly materialistic, valuing short term gains instead of long term investment, especially in the future of its children.
        to quote the old adage ” knowing the price of everything, but the value of nothing “.

      • steroflex

        And live off the dole or child allowance? Their husbands are on virtually unpaid jobs if they can get them. I worked at Enfield in a school there where the men lingered round the school fence telling the boys that school was useless as they would all end up on the dole anyway.

        • Rhoda

          I think you have missed my point. Being a mother is often considered less important than a career: that is not good for children. Fathers behaving as you describe are obviously failing in their responsibility to provide a good role model to their children. I am not advocating staying at home and living on the dole but rather staying at home, most likely doing without some material things to give your children the best and most stable start in life.

    • Mrs Proudie of Barchester

      By the time children start school they are no longer ‘a blank canvas’…and unless there is a radical overhaul of the current curriculum, dropping the SJW rubbish, there’s little hope.

      • Uncle Brian

        SJW
        Translation please, Mrs P? Has the Society of Jesus merged with the Jehovah’s Witnesses?

        • Mrs Proudie of Barchester

          Social Justice Warriors…dear Uncle B

          • Uncle Brian

            Thank you, Mrs P. Now I’m beginning to see the light.

    • Anton

      School is not there to “instil a sense of self worth”. That comes from the family (or not). School is there to teach them stuff that they don’t know.

      • Dreadnaught

        This is clearly untrue. Why else would people sent their children to private schools day or boarding schools that maintain high standards of discipline and motivation. I am always hearing of such people being inspired by a certain Head or Tutor that allowed them to achieve results beyond their own expectations.

        • steroflex

          And that was before the Head got done for indecent behaviour and the teacher was suspended on full pay because of a false accusation from a 14 year old.

        • Anton

          That isn’t achieved by “instilling a sense of self-worth” though.

  • I was tempted to post Mayday, Mayday S.O.S. and still have misgivings about Theresa. But her choice of David Davis, who resigned on principle after strong upholding of Magna Carta and civil liberties in 2009 bodes well for BREXIT. As does his well balanced piece published today:

    http://www.conservativehome.com/platform/2016/07/david-davis-trade-deals-tax-cuts-and-taking-time-before-triggering-article-50-a-brexit-economic-strategy-for-britain.html

    His strong stand against the repeal of Section 28, against torture and short term economic policy fit him admirably for his new role. Hopefully, a wise leader, under God, whose time has come?

    Still waiting, though to see Andrea rewarded for standing aside for Theresa.

    Nikki Morgan gone. Hopefully new Education Sec will stop the indoctrination of our children and grand-children.

    • IanCad

      Apart from her role as the obligatory dyke, and perhaps as a foil to Angela Eagle were she to become Labour Leader, Justine Greening brings little to the table. May just have well kept Morgan on.
      We can only hope that, having got his nose under the tent, David Davis may eventually become the Tory leader – as he should.

      • Martin

        Ian

        Love it:
        “May just have well kept Morgan on.”

      • A lot of characters still to catch up on in this tangled web. Justine who? Was she the blonde seen entering No.10 in lunchtime news?
        DD nearly made it against Cameron but not pc enough I guess. Would like to think you are right.

    • sarky

      Hopefully by banning Christianity from the classroom.

      • Martin

        Sarky

        You didn’t think it got in did you?

        • sarky

          It’s still there, but thankfully it’s influence is greatly diminished.

          • Martin

            Sarky

            It hasn’t been there for at least thirty years, probably more.

      • The Explorer

        Only an atheist could believe Christianity exists in the modern British classroom.

  • steroflex

    To save these young boys/absentee fathers/objects of compassion we need to face up to some seriously unpleasant facts.
    1. Boys and girls are different. Boys have different needs. Boys like to fight, to play games which involve winning. They like to bond with each other in gangs. They like to be in a winning team. Girls don’t like stuff like that. Neither do the Grannies in charge of the boys.
    2. All men are not sexual predators. Women like to pretend they are and women have driven men entirely out of Primary Schools and pretty much out of Secondary Schools too. Bang go the decent, caring role models. All predators! Even Bishop Bell and Cliff Richard.
    3. Secondary Schools are far too big. Boys like to be known, secure and recognised. Part of a winning group. Comprehensives of 1,300 simply do not work. Boys protest by misbehaving and are put on Ritalin. Men teachers, the butt of everyone’s ire, leave.
    You cannot address these problems because they are part of the Zeitgeist. As a (lady) reporter said “very zeitgeisty”.

    • The Explorer

      Boys and girls are different, but the beauty of social engineering is that it can triumph over biology. Boys can be turned into girls by the education system.

      It is perhaps significant that the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik said that his education had been an attempt to feminise him. He used the sewing skills he had been taught to stitch his battle armour.

      • Uncle Brian

        My son G. had cookery lessons at school because it would have been against the rules to restrict the classes to girls only. It came in useful when he got married: he taught his wife how to cook.

        • Old Nick

          Cooking is one of the great pleasures of life, and women have kept it to themselves for ages by pretending it is a chore….

          • Uncle Brian

            Cooking is one of the many skills I have never mastered, I’m sorry to say. I flatter myself that I make very good coffee, but that’s as far as it goes.

          • Old Nick

            Good coffee is a fine thing.

          • Martin

            Brian & Nick

            Must admit, now I have time I’m having great fun with cooking. One thing does worry me a little is the pleasure I get out of cutting things.

        • The Explorer

          Yes, good point. Boys wanting to go into tailoring, or fashion design orc catering should not be debarred by the Options system, and there’s a good case for all boys learning basic cookery.

    • dannybhoy

      ‘Women like to pretend they are’
      Some women maybe. A minority with an agenda perhaps based on experience.
      And it’s not just women; there are men who also have an agenda -social or political. Gender bending, gender blurring etc.
      Otherwise I agree with you.

      Girls and boys need role models. That’s what the family is there for.
      Boys in particular need male role models who are both manly and gentle. Boys seek a hero or heroes to look up to.

  • Inspector General

    “Roll up! Roll up! Come and get your commemorative mission statement while you can. Our supplies won’t last forever, ladies and gentlemen, and once this lots gone, it won’t be reprinted”

    Right then. With that ‘from the heart’ nonsense out of the way, Mrs May can now get down to running this country as it has always been run. For the benefit of those who count and have clout. Enough clout to bring down an errant Prime Minister should it come to it.

    By the way, it will come to the Inspector’s attention if any minion is lapse enough to leave copies of the precious thing lying around Number Ten. He’ll come down on the culprit like a ton of the nasty stuff. After all, what if Mrs May should see it and be moved to enact MORE ‘social reform’ in the wake of Cameron’s meddling…

  • Inspector General

    Must say though it’s a damn good idea of yours, Cranmer – to canvas support from the White Working Class by actually doing something for them (or much more likely from this parliament, by pretending to…) – they having been largely abandoned by the mainstream political parties for a good 40 years now…

    ♫ “The Working Class can kiss my arse, I’ve got a Labour seat at last.”

    ♫ “I said hello, Mohammed,
    Well, hello, Mohammed
    It’s so nice to have you back where you belong
    You’re lookin’ swell, Mohammed
    I can tell, Mohammed
    You’re still glowin’
    You’re still crowin’
    You’re still goin’ strong”
    ———————–
    But then, who was it who turned out in their millions to see the EU off and in doing so dashed their representatives dearest wish. They had the final laugh in the end, what!

    Such sweet revenge…

  • Inspector General

    Important Statement

    The Inspectorate can state it can find no evidence whatsoever that Justine Greening is an LGBT extremist or activist. She is thus a thoroughly respectable individual and a fit personage to be in charge of Education. However, she has in disclosing matters of her private life, laid herself open to approach by Pink News and others who are already on the case…
    ————–
    PN – Hopes raised for inclusive sex education as power shifts in Theresa May’s new Cabinet
    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/07/14/hopes-raised-for-inclusive-sex-education-as-power-shifts-in-theresa-mays-new-cabinet/
    ————–
    For those unaware what ‘inclusive’ means regarding sex education in the article title above, it is the promoting of the homosexual lifestyle to children as a valid and desirable estate equal to, or even superior than, the heteronormative family unit. This is no whim of theirs. It is a fundamental tenet of all these people are about.

    Ms Greening will in the near future, be requested by certain homosexual sites to provide the first of many interviews, and also, to concur with their general aims. She will find herself saddled with the ‘responsibility’ of being an LGBT role model. She will find that she is beholden by the LGBT activist / extremist and will be encouraged to dance to their tune. We know all this to be true, because they tried it on UKIP Scot MEP David Coburn. This decent fellow, who wants nothing to do in furthering ‘the cause’, has been at the sharp end of vilification and hate by vicious homosexual commentators.

    Legal Disclaimer Stuff
    The Inspector will conclude by stating the following. Pink News, its owner, editor and staff provide what it says it does. News for LGBT types. It is a respectable publication or blog or whatever these online things are called, and they are respectable types also. However, the same cannot be said for the many vile comments its commentators leave on articles and who reveal only too clearly what they are working towards as a tiny but vociferous LGBT dictatorial and very much anti-Christian movement.

    • IanCad

      What she does in her private life is her business. The fact that she is now in charge of the education of impressionable kids, and that just after her coming out on London Homosexual Pride Day, makes her an unsuitable Minister for Education; at least, as far as I see it.

      • Inspector General

        Not so. Not if she isn’t part of that dreadful cause. In fact, as one suggests, and she is subject to their pressures, it might fall to Cranmer himself to come to her aid…

        • IanCad

          If she isn’t part of that dreadful cause why did she wait until the LHPD until announcing?
          What kind of example is she setting for children? Is she not in fact promoting her lifestyle as a perfectly acceptable choice – one that schools will be encouraged to promote?

          • Inspector General

            There can’t be a day that goes by by in England when some mother doesn’t say to her smart arsed recent graduate daughter, “Best leave the ooligy

    • She swings both ways Inspector. She’ll be indoctrinating young children from far too young an age into debauchery.
      They did try it on Mr Coburn but he was far too clever to be drawn into all that. He’s a cracking MEP and a lovely voice too.

      • Inspector General

        It’s a character fault, Marie. By rejecting the hetero-normative, she is risking an unfulfilled life for a woman. That said, all eyes will be on her now as she performs her role.

      • Will she drop the ‘e’ one day and become Justin? Anything is possible.

  • David

    Well her acceptance speech is bold and promises many very good things. It is a thoroughly Christian speech. But now she must prove that she means what she says. It will be a tough job as the metropolitan elite are intensely selfish, driven as they are by a twisted Marxist relativism that upholds the disastrous sexual revolution as a hallowed thing, when in fact it is a very bad thing.

    To benefit white children, white working class boys, and indeed all children of all types and backgrounds, we need to uphold marriage. Divorce devastates families and inhibits children’s development of good, strong, moral characters. In short we need to return to the traditional values of faith, flag and family. That is what true One Nation Conservatism must be about. I wish her and her cabinet well with that task.

    If the Conservative Party veers in the direction that she describes then, that may also influence Ukip away from libertarianism, towards a more forthright support for those things that Nigel Farage alluded to needing supporting, but never stated explicitly what he meant by it, in practical policy terms, namely our Judaeo-Christian heritage. It would be good, very good, if both the Conservative Government and Ukip saw eye to eye on those pressing, ever vital social changes.

    That would leave the dysfunctional Labour Party and the rump Lib-Dems to continue upholding the indefensible, in the teeth of all the evidence that the unwholesome will always be just that, unwholesome and indefensible. Such a stance will make it even easier for Ukip to finish off the rotting corpse of what was once the champion and party of the working people – Labour.

    We can expect exciting political change ahead of us. Let us hope that the policies and achievements of Mrs May’s, the vicar’s daughter, would have made her father proud of her.

  • chiefofsinners

    And so, farewell then, Michael Gove.
    You were proof that sometimes white working class boys spectacularly overachieve.
    And “an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man.”

    • Inspector General

      No – he’s been put on ice, is all.

      • chiefofsinners

        Very thin ice, with a heavy rucksack.

        • Inspector General

          You’re not normally this obtuse, Chief.

          The Inspector would bet a crate of single malt that in the same phone call that offered Boris the Foreign Office, he asked what Gove is getting before accepting…

          • Royinsouthwest

            Inspector, you still have not settled the dispute on another thread between Happy Jack and me as to whether you prefer (Scotch) whisky or (Irish) whiskey?

          • Inspector General

            No one in the world makes better whisky than the Scots. Many have tried, but the Scots always win out…

          • Royinsouthwest

            Thanks Inspector. I hope Happy Jack notices your reply. I should have arranged a bet with him that the winner would get a single malt from the country of their choice out of Scotland or Ireland!

          • Inspector General

            You’re a better man than he, Roy!

          • Coming from you, Jack takes that as a compliment.

          • Royinsouthwest

            Then the Inspector has made us both happy! It’s a win-win situation.

          • Indeed.

          • carl jacobs

            Now, now. You two should play nice. No inter-Catholic squabbles allowed.

          • carl jacobs

            So … ummm … no thanks. That wouldn’t go well. I read the comments and realized it was best to stay out. Nothing contrary will be received in that echo chamber.

          • Poke the bear rabbit. They get infuriated with

          • carl jacobs

            I get this impression that you don’t have my best interests at heart.

          • carl jacobs

            If this goes bad, Jack, I’m going to come looking for you.

          • You went behind enemy lines and lived. Jack had your back covered.

          • Roy, it’s clear now that the Inspector knows as much about whiskey as he does about Christianity and Catholicism.

          • Royinsouthwest

            Are you suggesting Jack that he does not understand what it is to be filled with the Spirit?

          • Traitor.

          • Inspector General

            Well, we might only be left with whiskey eventually….

            The Scottish National Socialists don’t want defence hardware on their patch because of the implied violence it represents. Everyone knows the Scots like to drink to the point of bloody violence, and that’s on an ordinary day, so a future SNP might ban whisky production under health and safety. The same legislation that prevents schoolboys from playing conkers save the little blighters (God forbid) injure their little selves.

            It’s going to be a whole different Scotland in the future, what!

          • carl jacobs

            One brand of turpentine tastes pretty much like all the others.

          • The Explorer

            I’ve never drunk turpentine, but I’ll take your word for it.

          • IanCad

            Here’s one for the Irish variety!

          • chiefofsinners

            Gove and May fell out over the Trojan Horse affair. Once she won the leadership everyone knew he was toast.

    • Uncle Brian

      Gove made himself unemployable, at least as a part of any outfit that also had Boris Johnson in it.

    • Gove working class? Lower middle class, surely?

      • chiefofsinners

        Adopted into lower upper middle working class, I believe.

        • A painful niche to be in anywhere in the world. Sounds suspiciously like old Karl’s lumpenproletarian. If he were to take up a syringes instrument or a painter’s palette and put on some airs, he’d be better off in the upper Bohemian working class.

      • Ivan M

        I understand that the English class system requires that, one does not admit to belonging to the lower middle class, the despised petit bourgeois. It is either middle class or working class.

    • Anton

      I regret his eclipse. You’re actually a bit of a leftie at heart, you know.

      • chiefofsinners

        Je ne regrette rien. The right is much better off without Gove’s toxic ambition, artless skulduggery and hare-brained idealism.
        Only a leftie would want him in government.

        • Anton

          He’d make a great panto baddie. But, to quote Arnie, He’ll Be Back…

  • Anton

    She’s ditched the climate change crap! Much is forgiven!

    • A good sign, indeed. Your May (unlike our Green Party Elizabeth May, who is an utter dingbat) may even eviscerate your Labour by wrecking their “social justice” monopoly. May-be, just maybe.

      • IanCad

        You’re far more sanguine than I am Avi. Our liberties will not be restored without resort to May-hem.

  • Your Grace, just like CO2 levels follow warmer temperatures, social ills follow stale or declining economies. More studies, more social workers and more outdated industrial arts courses, which are the usual remedies failing yoots are routinely subjected to will make the white collar sector happy, but will again fail uet another generation. The best thing your new leader can do …this humble, insomniac courtier suggests… is to turn all her energies and talents on the task of invigorating Britain’s strangled industry and business capacities. Dumping the regulatory nightmare might a good start.

    And for the umpteenth time, congrats on your liberation from the Continental Leviathan. Wow, I still can’t believe it; you Leavers must still be floating on air.

    • IanCad

      No Avi!
      After the euphoria of liberation reality begins to set in. More particularly regarding the composition of the new cabinet.
      Of the twenty two members sixteen are Remainers, only six are Leavers. Not good at all. The fight must continue a little while yet.

      • Look, Ian; the UK was predicted to be on its knees by now. The pound good for kindling, Fleet Street chaps doing their final swan dives off their office windows, the nation trembling and blubbering for that sweet embrace of the ever-closer-union, that sort of thing. So far so good, at least so it looks from here, across the Big Pond. The Remainers surely know their place and know their job. Plenty of folk, high snd low, to remind them of it. Chin up, old man, or I’ll be compelled to report your fretting to the Inspector General!

        • IanCad

          The communitarian nature of Remainers can only be subdued by strength of numbers.
          You may; but I will not, let my guard down for one second.

  • David

    Following the burnings in Brussels very recently the Bastille Day celebrations have been disrupted and 80 are dead. It certainly looks like a terrorist attack as a truck was driven at high speed into a crowd. France is a tinder box.
    We must face up to the bullies here and defeat them. Democracy will prevail, but resolve is needed to do this. May’s limp-wristed tolerance of Sharia is not the way forward as Sharia and freedom can not coexist.

    • CliveM

      If it reassures, she was awarded ‘Most Islamophobic ‘ by the Islamic Council of Human Rights, 2015.

      Yes I’d never heard of it either!

  • chiefofsinners

    My commiserations to Linus this morning, as his nation grieves. May they know peace in the coming days.
    Following a minor altercation (details somewhere below, but not very edifying), his grace has invited me to go forth from this Eden. So thank you all for the fellowship. I look forward to the day when we shall see each other face to face.

    • Uncle Brian

      You don’t have to go, Chief. Quarrels of this kind have been patched up before. I got into trouble once for an unduly offensive remark I made, but I’m still here. And I’m not the only one. Please stay.

    • IanCad

      In the words of Cranmer himself:

      “—until he hath openly declared himself to have truly repented and amended his former naughty life, that the congregation may thereby be satisfied—“

      That’s all you have to do Chief. Chastisement is the privilege of the Archbishop. Further; nothing I have read could be considered an instruction to get you hence.
      Have a cup of tea, shoulders back, acquit yourself as a man, ignore the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune——–.
      Sure hate to see you go. Dry your eyes now, it is but a huff.

    • Mrs Proudie of Barchester

      Don’t go…we have hobnobs and Earl Grey to share…and I for one will miss your wit…and my Lord the Bishop agrees with me…

    • Chief, may I suggest that you privately communicate with HG, through the form on his Contact page, before making any conclusions and decision? Do it for everyone.

    • steroflex

      I have looked all through this comments section, read all of it and cannot honestly see where the altercation might be.
      If it is all about the LGBT stuff, I am personally shocked.
      I honestly do not see why, on Christian website such remarks are offensive.
      Am I barking up the wrong tree?
      Apologies all round if I am.

    • Inspector General

      Look, old fellow, Cranmer was merely explaining the ground rules for you in his robust way. Rather good of him to take the time to do it, don’t you think? He ignores the Inspector these days, so he must think you’re worth the trouble. Thanks to the order the Almighty has provided, we don’t exist as ourselves in a state of chaos and neither does this place. His gaff, his rules, as they say, and don’t say it would be any different if you had a long established and successful blog…

      So, hang your head low for a bit then chin up and get right back in there with your interesting (…to the point of callousness…) humour or whatever it is you call it. It provides you with a uniqueness, so why not stay and share your {ahem} ‘gift’ for want of a better description of your peculiarity. (Do you think ‘share’ is the applicable word here? Or would you rather ‘inflict’…)

    • Hi

      You can always say hi to me on my blog (:

      • Pubcrawler

        There could be an exchange: you get CoS, Cranmer gets Illiberal, Atheist Shat, Koranic Lies, and Sadpipes. Yeah, that could work.

    • If you want to stay, stay. HG has not banned you. He would have deleted you comment if he had. If you leave, Jack wishes you well and has enjoyed your comments and humour. You will be missed.

    • Ivan M

      Stick around. I recall that in their time HJ , Albert and Anton were invited to take a hike. IIRC only two men left without ceremony, one a certain Corrigan and the other someone who was too exuberant at Mrs T’s death. You should just let matters cool.

      • Mark Ellse

        There is, it seems to me, a link between the Chiefofsinners comment below that white working class boys at are the bottom end of the gene pool and this is a reason for their underperformance, and Albert’s uncomfortably raising the subject of gay marriage.

        The liberal attitude to gay relationships stems from the belief that we are all alike. If we are all alike, certain consequences follow – like anyone getting married to anyone else, equal representation of both (all if you prefer) genders in all jobs and the same proportion of white working class boys as upper class Chinese boys getting into Oxbridge.

        If in fact we are all different, indeed we would never have evolved, had we been all alike, the logical consequence is that gay relationships are fundamentally different from straight ones, women will always be weaker front line soldiers and high educational achievement may, however much we might desire it, be out of reach of many white working class boys.

        • Ivan M

          You can have reasonably high educational attainments with an IQ in the 85/95 range if the student is prepared to work hard. See the rote learners from India. There is in addition a kind of Lamarckism at work, viz., while it may be the case that IQ levels may not change in the lifetime of a person, there is evidence that it can change across generations as succeeding generations improve themselves. Unfortunately it seems to work both ways, in that there is no ratchet to hold a fall in IQ across generations. The leftists have undermined educational standards to the long term detriment of those who find themselves in the working-class

          • Mark Ellse

            These are interesting points but, as you mention, there is only ‘anecdotal evidence’. It would be lovely were it true that self-effected improvement could be passed on but I am not sure that there is any hard evidence for it being the case. Indeed the evidence is very much to the contrary.
            Lamarkianism, which went under the banner of Lysenkoism in the Soviet Union, was much loved by the left there, as it is by the left here.
            The right is generally of sufficient moral character to accept truths that are uncomfortable. One of those is the inherited nature of intelligence and the limits of formal education in determining educational outcomes. Instead of accepting this and thinking about what consequences ensue, the right has chosen to blame limited educational mobility on left wing teachers rather on the clear biological causes.

          • Ivan M

            When I said anecdotal I meant my own observations over decades. There is some small merit in the nature argument. There may yet be irreducible differences but a difference of between 3 to 15 points is a distinction without any impact in working life. Other qualities; honesty and the ability to work hard being the main ones, swamp IQ differences of this or even wider levels.

            While the former Soviet Union may have hewed to Lysenkoism for fear of Stalin, the fact remains that through widespread (and intensive) education the people of that era had better knowledge in science and mathematics. As you will be able to see by perusing a textbook from the UK or the Soviet Union , from as little as 30 years ago.

  • Trying to fan the flames, Sarky? The Chief is not a passing troll whose absence we would be indifferent to. Nor do philosophical points trump bonds of community. Most of us here are men, and as men we sometimes have to have it out between us. Often for entirely different reasons than are apparent. This is between the Chief and HG and they should first deal with this in private, without the cheers and jeers from the pit and the galleries.

    • sarky

      Fair enough, but you can’t ignore the implications.

      Plus, I wasnt fanning the flames, just showing support!!!

      • Thank you, but there are no implications beyond this being a private blog managed and attended by some very brilliant, opinionated and cantankerous people.

        • sarky

          Private???

          • Yes, private. The blog is the sole property of HG.

        • Inspector General

          cantankerous, Avi!

          Can’t say a fellow has noticed any of that, what!

          • It goes without saying that you, Inspector, are excluded from the failings of the common crowd given your position and duties of Inspector General and Blog Whip.

          • Uncle Brian

            Would “curmudgeonly” do instead?

  • Inspector General

    You wretch! There are 3 dangers to our Christian culture in the West. The first is the encouragement of Islam, the second is the embracing of a disease ridden and morally corrupt lifestyle and the third is rotters like you doing your stupid best to bring us down to your base level…

    • sarky

      Bring you down???….you’re already there!!!!

  • Cullerchris

    May is right to raise the issue of the neglect of white working class boys. Because we need them. The eventual resolution to to the Nice and similar atrocities won’t come from the Twiterati or the “stand together in solidarity” idiots, it’ll be the white working class boys at the business end who deliver the results. In my own borough it was the “rough” areas that supplied the Northumberland Fusiliers, DLI riflemen and Merchant Seamen that kept us going through terrible times. It was those areas that received a disproportionate share of the dreaded telegrams. When the chips are down they will step up to the mark. Just like their Fathers and Grandfathers. Gawd bless em.

  • SeriouslyChristian

    I think many of May’s ideas are very noble but I fear she will fall into the same progressive way of creating government enforced equality as Cameron. The best thing government could do for poor working class children is to stop towing the progressive line (indoctrinating society) that marriage is purely a “loving” relationship between two (or maybe more) adults. I don’t care how many pseudo-scientific studies progressives sponsor to chant their no-gender-distinction narrative, a return to the notion that a loving father and a loving mother in life long marriage is the best for children and society would fix a great deal of the miseries we see all around us.

    • Erik Dahlberg

      Yes, why is the nuclear family something so distasteful today? I whole-heartedly agree with you.