As you'll have heard, those who have been trying to nationalise children have suffered a defeat -- the Clark Government has seen the writing on the wall, and they're backing off their wholehearted support for the Bradford Bill. The battle is won, but the war still continues with their proxies now being asked to front the conflict. The lesson is that the limits of tyranny are established by the extent to which people are prepared to resist.
Congratulations to everyone who showed Helen the political trouble she might have in backing the Bill. As Kenny at SOLO says, "A decent protest is worth far more than ten boring think tank reports" -- that's a message far wider than just this issue.
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