Wondrous Polly

David Cameron says that the life chances of children depend more upon the quality of parenting than upon the money available to the parents.

Polly tells him off.

Then Polly rolls out all the evidence that quality of parenting matters more than the money available to the parents and thus we must redistribute more.

She takes no prisoners in her raw description of the 1.5 million children she estimates are profoundly neglected and abused by drunk, drugged, mentally ill and incapable families.

Redistributing more money to those parents so that they can spend more on drink and drugs just doesn\’t seem like the most obviously successful plan really.

Ho hum.

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  1. According to this site (http://www.statistics.gov.uk/populationestimates/svg_pyramid/default.htm) there are about 12m children under the age of 16.

    She is therefore saying that 12.5% of all children “are profoundly neglected and abused by drunk, drugged, mentally ill and incapable families”.

    To paraphrase The Daily Mash, I’ve just consulted my tax bill and conclude that if so many are being neglected with so much being taxed the problem isn’t the amount of money being spent, its the way it is being spent.

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