All this in a shameless bid to head off any attempted budget cuts at the pass. In doing so, however, it revealed the peculiar way the Righteous think:
The experience of Martin Narey is instructive here. When he was head of the nation's prisons he assumed that care was a gateway to crime and believed that children's exposure to public care should be minimised. But since he took over as head of the children's charity Barnado's he has been forced to the conclusion that our social services place too high a premium on keeping the birth family together; we can, and should, try to fix families with problems, but we should not persist in cases where it becomes clear that the prospects of success are bleak.You see, it never occurs to the leader writer that Narey is simply dancing to the tune played by the piper.
Naturally, when he was in prison services, he wanted to find some other aspect of society to blame. And naturally, now he's in children's services, he wants to keep the constant flow of customers coming.
He's not had a 'revelation' at all. Unless it concerns his wallet...