Sunday, February 01, 2009

Taking hospitality a little too far?

So, the Chinese Prime Minister is in London celebrating the New Year and to welcome him to the capital, the Government's 'Green Advisor' - there's a fucking job which can go straight away come the revolution - has decided to copy one of China's most outrageous policies:

COUPLES who have more than two children are being “irresponsible” by creating an unbearable burden on the environment, the government’s green adviser has warned.

Jonathon Porritt, who chairs the government’s Sustainable Development Commission, says curbing population growth through contraception and abortion must be at the heart of policies to fight global warming. He says political leaders and green campaigners should stop dodging the issue of environmental harm caused by an expanding population.

I'm all in favour of stopping baby farming but think that a good way to do that would be to cut child benefits and stop single pregnant women being the number one priority for Local Authorities in the statutorily homeless lists. This definition includes those who don't have a permanent and suitable residence of their own so for example a 16 year old living with her parents. I happen to think that if the choice was putting up and shutting up then maybe the pill would be a better option.

But instead of encouraging people to be responsible by ensuring that people who have children can afford to have them and intend to bring them up properly, they want people to queue up at the abortion clinic.
“I think we will work our way towards a position that says that having more than two children is irresponsible. It is the ghost at the table. We have all these big issues that everybody is looking at and then you don’t really hear anyone say the “p” word.”

I think the main thing which needs to go is this pointless sustainability quango which this prime abortion candidate heads up. How much paper do they use? Think of those electricity bills and the Carbon Costs of commuting from their environmentally sustainable mud huts lit by fireflies in the Gobi desert.

Happy Chinese News Year:
The Chinese government refers to it under the official translation of family planning policy.[1] It officially restricts the number of children married urban couples can have to one, although it allows exemptions for several cases, including rural couples, ethnic minorities, and parents who are only children themselves.[2] A spokesperson of the Committee on the One-Child Policy has said that approximately 35.9% of China's population is currently subject to the one-child restriction.



subrosa said...

Another post straight from the heart! Why isn't the Chinese Prime Minister celebrating in China? Maybe he's here for another handout because Gordon and pals just love to give them handouts.

The best contraception is withdrawal of benefits for unmarried girls. Let their family take the responsibility. Then I would ensure they had long term contraception in the form of an implant.

Tough talk but needed. You're less heartless than me as you'd give them the pill.

Trixy said...

The Pill/implant/injection/knickers... You get my drift!

Am enjoying being less heartless than someone. It's rare.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Subrosa "The best contraception is withdrawal of benefits for unmarried girls."

Yup, it's as simple as that. See The Netherlands.