We are often told that we should learn from history, but this pedagogy usually deals in only the moral lessons associated with human and civic progress. However, much like an innocent child imitating his swearing older brother, I thought it would be much more fun to compile a short list of totally useless and inappropriate lessons from history that would undo all of our good work as a society. So, here for your ironic consumption are some terrible, horrible, idiotic ideas for improving our nation...
Today marks an historic step in the biggest welfare revolution in over 60 years. My government has taken bold action to make work pay, while protecting the vulnerable. Past governments have talked about reform, while watching the benefits bill sky rocket and generations languish on the dole and dependency. This government is delivering it. Our new law will mark the end of the culture that said a life on benefits was an acceptable alternative to work.
The public narrative of the coalition over the past 18 months has been dominated by cuts, inflation, sluggish growth, scandals, rioting, international sovereign debt crises, parliamentary rebellions and more cuts. Is it any wonder that David Cameron has gotten his inner circle in Downing Street to put together a new strategy for the new year?
Almost half of Britons think children are becoming 'feral' and starting to behave like animals, a Barnardo's survey suggests
In the aftermath of the riots, we are now trying to figure out what caused them. 'Figure out' in this case means finding someone or something to blame.
David Cameron has said he is determined to mend Britain's "broken society" after last week's riots by bringing in a review
Broken Britain. Moral decline. Feral youths. These and many more weary clichés have been trotted out in the past week in an attempt to explain the rioting, looting and vandalism witnessed in cities across the country. And none of them comes even close to doing so.