Saturday, April 05, 2008

The Ostrich Position Demonstrated

A spokeswoman for the Department for Children, Families and Schools said: "We do not agree that there has been a breakdown in the family - 70% of families are headed by a married couple...
"And a recent BBC poll suggests that three-quarters of people in Britain are optimistic about the future of their families, 24% higher than when the same question was asked in 1964."

That's in response to this story about a family law judge making the, not wholly original, argument that breakdown in family life is at the root of many of our most serious social problems.

So there's an opinion poll that's higher than it was 44 years ago - that must mean everything is alright then. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH! How about extracting your heads from whichever orifice they are inserted in and engaging with reality ?

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