Chester Borrows, who is one of the wets in National writes a brilliant opinion piece at Fairfax:
In my book kids come first. No matter how frustrating the parents’ situation may be. Situations of their own volition, stupidity, criminality, or just bad luck, if there are kids involved, it pushes all my buttons. I will fall over myself helping and always have. I’m big enough to admit that I probably made decisions last week that I wouldn’t make a second time. We have all made mistakes and I own mine but don’t want them thrown in my face every time I am in need of being cut a little slack. So the starting point is that if there are kids involved, they didn’t have any choice because some adult made a decision for them on their behalf. So let’s think of the kids first.
The whole premise behind providing welfare…it’s for the kids.
Now, about those families who are living in every garage in South Auckland that Andrew Little has told us about but can’t find. Those ones we can see same time; same channel every night – are there a few questions we’d like to ask them? Hell yes. Read more »