Give the NSPCC a good smack
Reality check for child crusaders, and Diana: death of the inquest – read Mick Hume’s columns in The Times (London).
Friday 18 January
‘Diana, Princess of Wales, is all over the news; Keggy Keegle, the emotional Lady Di of the dugout, is Newcastle United manager; and Sir Trevor McDonald is bonging away on News at Ten. It’s as though the Nineties had never ended. Except this time, as my fellow newspaper columnist Karl Marx might have said, we are witnessing history repeated as farce – and not only at Newcastle….’
Tuesday 15 January
‘How could anybody criticise the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children? Well, they could point out that the NSPCC’s media campaigns spread a poisonous message of mistrust by implying that all of our children are at risk from adults, most often those closest to them. I once suggested the charity be renamed the National Society for the Persecution of Child Carers, or the Promulgation of Calumnies about Childhood…’