Unless I have missed it – I don’t really read Guido, if read is the word – there seems to be a strange silence from the Conservative Blogosphere on their claim that in some areas 54% of Teenagers fall pregnant by the age of 18. Miserabilism is such a religion amongst some on the Right that such figures are not scrutinized.
Danny Alexander’s press release puts it well:
“The Tories seem to think that half our teenagers are pregnant, our cities are like The Wire and that people will get married for a few extra quid. “If they really believe Britain is like this, it’s remarkable that Conservative MPs can pluck up the courage to leave their houses.