Tuesday, October 17, 2006

National Radio

At 1.30pm today I am talking to Jim Mora on National Radio as of part of the Reeling in the years; 1973 programme. We will talk about how the DPB came about and its effect since.

UPDATE; Interesting audience response. Four e-mails came in immediately;

- There is another reason there are no children available for adoption. Abortion.

- Stranger adoption didn't work for either party which is why we largely discontinued it.

- Lindsay Mitchell is obviously of the 'starve them into submission' persuasion.

- Some 16 year-olds make great parents and 35 year-olds don't.

4 comments:

Berend de Boer said...

Good points Linday. Dear Jim couldn't bring himself to say anything else than "interesting".

When he hears a nice leftie stupid remark, such as "people do not choose to be poor", he always says "good point".

Lindsay said...

Thanks Berend, wish I'd had longer.
So much more I would have liked to discuss.

Anonymous said...

- There is another reason there are no children available for adoption. Abortion.

I wonder where the pressure for the DPB comes from i.e what we get isn't necessarily a result of democracy but pressure groups.

Gloria said...

Some 16 year olds may make good parents, but on the whole the awful truth is that many make lousy parents.

I spoke to a Primary School Headmaster, who admitted that students from one parent families generally don't do as well at school as children from two parent families.

It is a pity it is so difficult for teachers' to comment publicly on the effects of the DPB because they have practical experience of the problems children from different social backgrounds face.