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Baby P Grew Into A Feral Parasite Infesting Our Streets

by | 28th, November 2008
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MAGNETITE writes on Baby P and what he wold ahve turned out like:

It comes to something when a self-confessed Hicks-loving cynic like myself, and the Chief executive of Barnardo’s are on the same page on a subject. It’s probably one of the signs of the impending apocalypse.

Martin Narey, Chief Executive of Barnardo’s – which has promoted its cause recently using some very shocking and arresting advertisements – said last night:

“The tragic probability is that had Baby P survived, and following a childhood of abuse, he might have been unruly by the time he was 13 or 14. At which point he’d have become ‘feral’, ‘a parasite’, ‘a yob’, ‘helping to infest our streets’. All quotes used recently, on newspaper websites about children. And our response? We’d probably have locked him up.”

It looked like he was back-pedalling a bit on the show – but I’d interpret his words as a condemnation of the way the story and how we deal with (and help) our youth is handled by the press and an overly fearful public; rather than an attempt to tar anyone growing up in loveless, or worse, households with the ‘criminal destiny’ brush.

Maybe I’m not as cynical as I think I is.

The cynic and the charity ware walking hand-in-hand
If only, said the charity, the law would understand.



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