Politicians can\’t do all the heavy lifting on difficult questions where there is no easy line between absurd officiousness and a clinical negligence claim. Yesterday Martin Narey of Barnardo\’s spoke out in strong support for the new register. \”Calm down,\” he rightly admonished the ranters. The NSPCC added its support. All the charities for children, the mentally ill, the disabled and the elderly have been consulted: they are the ones who must give a dusty answer to frivolous critics. They carry weight because they understand tricky day-to-day problems.
Those charities and organisations carry very little weight amongst those in the know. For all of them are supplicants at the government\’s teat. Pipers, pay and who calls the tunes.
Of course those who make their living from tax money approve of the actions of those who dole out the tax money. Good grief woman, haven\’t you ever heard of incentives?