Thursday, 20 August 2009

Pope Gets The Sack

No, not that 'Pope' but this one - okay so a bit of 'headline manipulation', but if the media can do it why can't bloggers.

"Although she was investigated by police who found no evidence of wrongdoing, two of her children were placed on the local social services child protection register after the incident." come if there was 'no evidence of wrongdoing', social services decided to place her children on the child protection register? For what reason? On whose authority?

"The £25,000-a-year boarding school said that the fact that her own children were on the register gave them grounds to question whether she was suitable to be in a position of such responsibility with vulnerable young people."

If this decision was not taken as a result of government 'guidelines' or 'diktat', then does not the school stand condemned guilty of a 'knee-jerk' reaction?

Whether one agrees, or not, with corporal punishment is neither here nor there in this case, what is the point is that, yet again, we have an instance of state intervention in a matter of personal choice and, as a result, someone loses their job. Admittedly Mrs Pope has found alternative employment - but why should a 'professional' person be forced to undertake employment, requiring less qualifications, purely to satisfy the requirements of dogma?

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