"The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped." was said by Hubert H. Humphrey in his speech at the dedication of the Hubert H. Humphrey building in Washington, DC, on November 4, 1977."
I give you our government.
"Parliament will today play host to a high-level meeting on the impact of the Legal Services Commission’s proposed cuts to family legal aid on vulnerable children."
They want to keep vulnerable children safe. So they cut legal aid. Judith Timms, the founder of the National Youth Advocacy Service, says:
"We have a responsibility, as a society, to prioritise their needs. This means adequate funding for the professionals who dedicate themselves to demanding work. Family barristers are public servants, and any threat to their continued work in this field should be resisted. The Department for Children, Schools and Families said, in its Children’s Plan, that families should be “at the centre of excellent, integrated services that put their needs first”. These cuts strike at the heart of the Government’s wider safeguarding agenda for children and young people.’"
Dear politicians, will you cut Ministers' salaries, second home allowances, travel allowances, dog food money and dosh for pornographic films for a poor old MP's husband? No way.
You'll take money from advocates of vulnerable children.
The government scores yet another own goal.
It's getting monotonous.