UK proposing new offence – emotional cruelty to children
Erin Pizzey is concerned that British families are under threat as never before from the Nanny State.
A proposed new law would introduce the new offence of ’emotional cruelty to children’. Parents judged to be unloving, though not physically abusive, could face jail. The evidence could rest partly on the testimony of the children.
She explains why this law against ’emotional cruelty’ could turn every parent into a suspect.
Although her article about the so-called “Cinderella Law” in the Daily Mail is dated April 1st, it is not an April Fool’s joke. She writes:
The British family has been under attack since the Seventies, when women were told by Left-wing politicians that the traditional home, with a mother and father, was a dangerous place. Slowly, men were excised from family life.
In 1990, a Labour policy paper called The Family Way was presented by MPs Harriet Harman and Patricia Hewitt, co-written with the Left-wing journalist Anna Coote. It argued that the family of the future would consist of mothers and children without fathers, because ‘men are not necessarily harmonious to family life’.
From this policy has grown an army of single mothers. And in most cases now, it is from single-parent families that children are being taken away into care.
It is no exaggeration to say that feminism is now synonymous with the destruction of the family.