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Tuesday, June 24, 2008



Great turns of phrases in James Purnell's but woefully flawed. The "broken society" may not be a slogan you or I would choose but it does resonate with the British public because it is based on fundamental truths with very visible social consequences: teenage pregnancy (girls looking for the love to/from their baby that they never had from parents, boys finding role models and support in gangs that they never got from their absent father. The neglect of children, whether in dual income middle income families or state income non-working poor, is a critical issue facing the UK.

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