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Gordon Brown to promise crackdown on bad parents

Publié par Clifford Armion le 29/09/2009

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Patrick Wintour

"Gordon Brown will try to reconnect with middle Britain, and rescue his drifting leadership, by using his speech to Labour's conference today to return to the Blairite agenda of tough measures on irresponsible parenting and social breakdown.

"The prime minister will say parents of errant children must lose access to benefits unless they agree to accept support to improve their parenting skills. It reflects overwhelming internal polling evidence that the public want stronger action on antisocial behaviour and blame society's ills on family breakdown.

"Brown's move represents a return to the tough programme that served Tony Blair well politically, but was initially rejected by the Brownite circle as too punitive." Read on...

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"Gordon Brown to promise crackdown on bad parents", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2009. Consulté le 18/05/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/gordon-brown-to-promise-crackdown-on-bad-parents