Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, recently made a claim that runaway fathers should be shamed like drunk drivers. Sounds alright, yes? Quoth PM Cameron:
It’s high time runaway dads were stigmatised and the full force of shame was heaped upon them. They should be looked at like drink-drivers, people who are beyond the pale. They need the message rammed home to them that what they’re doing is wrong: that leaving single mothers, who do a heroic job against all odds, to fend for themselves simply isn’t acceptable.
No one’s got any problems with this. Any parent that doesn’t take responsibility for their kid should be looked at like a criminal. Butttttttt, evidently, just days prior, Cameron had unleashed a new welfare reform bill, that, along with other things, would charge single parents an upfront fee of £100 (about $62) and commission to go after deadbeats.
The welfare reform bill aims to make parents resolve problems before going to the Child Support Agency. The problem is that without a law behind it – there’s no “full force of shame” for deadbeats – because no one will know about them.
Read the much-more-informed Guardian article on the matter. We’re just here to make jokes via photoshop.
Sauce: The Guardian