First, this is not a joke. This is England's Children's Commissioner for England, Al Aynsley-Green. To be frank, he looks as if he would enjoy having his own bottom spanked. I cannot prove that.
How England found itself in need of the services of a state bureaucrat to tell them how to raise their children is beyond my comprehension, but they have.
Like all well meaning, left leaning, power mad, minding your business bureaucrats, he is available and demanding to help the unwashed vulgar masses do what the nanny state knows best. It seems as if the meddling professor, who heads The Children's Commissioner for England is preparing a dossier for the United Nations to back his case that parents who smack their children are abusing their human rights.
Now when the Brits put together a dossier for submission I get nervous. The last dossier that came to my attention was the infamous IRAQ’S WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, THE ASSESSMENT OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT. That little document convinced me, and possibly many others, that an attack on Iraq was probably necessary. Later we learned that whoever wrote that should have had his bottom smacked.
To give you a little more flavor into the good professor's thinking, here is what he wrote in the Guardian (Thursday, 19th Jan 2006): "From the debate that's been going on over the past week, one might be forgiven for thinking that all our children and young people are out of control. The government's Respect action plan has focused the nation's attention on antisocial behaviour and aggression. But we desperately need a more balanced approach which recognises that these difficulties have not arisen overnight. We must also examine how political decisions in the past 30 years have contributed to the turbulence in which so many of our children and young people live"
God help us all and my sympathies go out to the once Great Britain. Read it and weep. Child tsars unite in push to ban smacking.