Sure Start children's centres would move away from providing universal services for all parents with young children and focus on the most disadvantaged and 'dysfunctional' families, under Conservative party plans for 'a new generation' of Sure Start centres.
Conservative leader David Cameron said that the new model of Sure Start would focus on early intervention, with staff paid partly by results.
Oh for fucking fuck's sake: let me guess who decides who's the most disadvantaged and dysfunctional families - could it possibly be those wonderful Mongoloids in Social Services who brought us cases like Baby P and Victoria Climbie? And instead of offering a simple payment mechanism to market providers, the state is going to be employing not only the people to do the work, but crucially, 87 layers of management bureaucracy, all paid top whack rates ... by you and me.
And doesn't your soul just wither at the idea of another area in which the government is going to focus on "early intervention"? It's either going to be too early or not early enough, because individual cases have individual requirements and individual requirements require a lot of resources - much more that the government will actually provide. So it will be a once-size-fits-all "solution" that gets delivered.
More government is iDave's solution - whatever the problem. I can't wait to be shot of the Gorgon, but really, iDave will be no different to the last 12 year of Labour's nannying, hectoring, bullying, clusterfuck incompetence. He hasn't even won yet and I already fucking hate him.