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NuLabour offers Strength Through Joy to the Chavs...

BBC NEWS | UK | Unclaimed cash for youth services
Money from unused bank accounts is to be used by the government to provide a "youth centre in every town".

The scheme is part of the government's 10-year strategy for young people which is due to be unveiled by Children's Minister Beverly Hughes.

...Schools Secretary Ed Balls said every child should be able to take part in "fun" activities once lessons were over.

So the state steals borrows our money to give chavs fun? But it sounds like they are having fun already....

IPPR senior research fellow Julia Margo said: "British teenagers are more likely to get into fights, hang out with other teenagers, binge drink, take drugs and have underage and unprotected sex than teenagers in most other European countries.

"British teenagers spend more time 'hanging out' with their mates and less time with adults, while British adults are less likely to intervene to stop teenagers committing vandalism and other anti-social behaviour.

"Successive governments have left British youth to its own devices.

"The worry is that if the government is too touchy feely and just offers teenagers the kinds of activities they say they want, we will fail another generation."

I get it now, teenagers mustn't be allowed to choose what they do, the government must direct them in their leisure, strength through joy and all that, eh?
Strength Through Joy

Kraft durch Freude (KdF, literally "Strength Through Joy") was a large state-controlled leisure organization in the Third Reich, a part of the German Labour Front (Deutsche Arbeiterfront - DAF), the national German labour organization at that time. Set up as a tool to promote the advantages of National Socialism to the people, it soon became the world's largest tourism operator of the 1930s.
From 1933, KdF provided affordable leisure activities such as concerts, day-trips and holidays as in Prora. .... Above all, KdF would bridge the class divide by making middle-class leisure activities available to the masses. Borrowing from the Italian Fascist organization Dopolavoro ('After Work'), but extending its influence into the workplace as well, KdF rapidly developed a wide range of activities, and quickly mushroomed into one of the Third Reich's largest organizations.
KdF was awarded the Olympic Cup for the year 1939 by the International Olympic Committee.

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The reason banks offer bank accounts is that THEY get to use the money in them when we're not using it. If they can't do that then why will they offer bank accounts?

Since Britain's kids are the worst in just about everything, and the government plans to offer things like youth clubs as a solution, have they looked into the prevelance of youth clubs in countries with better kids?

There'd be "Strength Through Oi!" for the skinheads, too

"Successive governments have left British youth to its own devices.

"The worry is that if the government is too touchy feely and just offers teenagers the kinds of activities they say they want, we will fail another generation."

No, successive governmentws have taught british teens that (except for defending yourself with a wepon when someonE breaks into your home) you will not be punished for (fill in items from earlier paragraph like taking drugs, drinking, getting into fights, hanging out (loitering, or "mopery with intent to creep") etc.

Hang on. Forget the chavs for a moment. "Money from unused bank accounts is to be used by the government.."

That's private money (probably belonging to individuals rather than businesses) being held in private institutions. And the chuffing government thinks it can just walk in and take it?

How the hell is anyone supposed to "respect" a cunch of bunts who seem to think that behaving like the Dalton Gang is perfectly acceptable behaviour?

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