This masterful piece by Henry Porter deserves to be read by one and all.
She explains the decision to replace mums and dads with council-trained 'Play Rangers' with the following platitudinous excuse to her local paper:
“Sadly, in today's climate, you can’t have adults walking around unchecked in a children’s playground.”
Nor, apparently, common sense in public office…
Last word to Mr Porter:
…parents' rights are being trampled on by this new atmosphere of fear and suspicion, brought about by the Independent Safeguarding Authority, a government that increasingly thinks it knows better than parents and local authorities that are keen to use any new power offered to them, however mad or tyrannical its application…
By Dylan Sharpe