1 in 20 under 18s pregnant

#2
What the lads as well?
 
#5
Why not? They are above the legal age after all. I would suggest the only reason people are bleating about it is because of the perceived drain on the Welfare State. There are far greater drains on the system than a handful of young mothers, however political will to stop these is constrained by correctness and the fear of "upsetting the natives". Young mothers are a far easier target for the cynical moneygrabbing of Mr Darling and his Whitehall cronies than a few MILLION immigrants, legal or not.

What do you suggest? Make them all wear BURKHAS?
 
#6
Why not? They are above the legal age after all. I would suggest the only reason people are bleating about it is because of the perceived drain on the Welfare State. There are far greater drains on the system than a handful of young mothers, however political will to stop these is constrained by correctness and the fear of "upsetting the natives". Young mothers are a far easier target for the cynical moneygrabbing of Mr Darling and his Whitehall cronies than a few MILLION immigrants, legal or not.

What do you suggest? Make them all wear BURKHAS?
 
#7
DigitalGeek said:
No it just means that 19 out of 20 are not putting out without contraception. Or not putting out at all.
Fortunately for me, I'm adept at finding the 1 in 20 who do put out which is why I always practice safe sex and give a false name.

:D
 
#8
DigitalGeek said:
Why not? I would suggest the only reason people are bleating about it is because of the perceived drain on the Welfare State.


I'm not in the least concerned with the welfare state. I do though think that it's an absolute tragedy for the nation that so many young ladies' lives are effectively ruined before they've begun. Some of them may well go far in life but the majority will languish in dismal council houses that smell of vinegar.

DigitalGeek said:
What do you suggest? Make them all wear BURKHAS?
Why on earth would asking a single mum to wear a burqua help? I think burquas are refreshingly different and the eyes on some of these ladies are stunning enough for me to wonder what lies beneath. It's a dreadful shame so many appear terrified though. They're vilified in their own country (Britain) for wearing an entirely harmless item of religious attire.
 
#9
trickywoo said:
I'm not in the least concerned with the welfare state. I do though think that it's an absolute tragedy for the nation that so many young ladies' lives are effectively ruined before they've begun. Some of them may well go far in life but the majority will languish in dismal council houses that smell of vinegar.


Why on earth would asking a single mum to wear a burqua help? I think burquas are refreshingly different and the eyes on some of these ladies are stunning enough for me to wonder what lies beneath. It's a dreadful shame so many appear terrified though. They're vilified in their own country (Britain) for wearing an entirely harmless item of religious attire.
Really......................click my burqua
 
#10
Read the article, a huge proportion of this 'one in twenty' are from the North east where underage bareback riding is the norm. FFS one bloke has placed 7 of them in the club. Take them out of the article and it's probably more like 1 in 40
 
#11
you cant win just a couple years ago everyone was moaning about a aging population these girls do thier bit and now everyone gets on their case.
 
#12
western said:
Read the article, a huge proportion of this 'one in twenty' are from the North east where underage bareback riding is the norm. FFS one bloke has placed 7 of them in the club. Take them out of the article and it's probably more like 1 in 40
Thats because unlike the South where HIV is rampant, North East Girlies are plenty clean GI.

10 Dollah... they love you lonnng time.
 
#13
trickywoo said:
DigitalGeek said:
Why not? I would suggest the only reason people are bleating about it is because of the perceived drain on the Welfare State.


I'm not in the least concerned with the welfare state. I do though think that it's an absolute tragedy for the nation that so many young ladies' lives are effectively ruined before they've begun. Some of them may well go far in life but the majority will languish in dismal council houses that smell of vinegar.

DigitalGeek said:
What do you suggest? Make them all wear BURKHAS?
Why on earth would asking a single mum to wear a burqua help? I think burquas are refreshingly different and the eyes on some of these ladies are stunning enough for me to wonder what lies beneath. It's a dreadful shame so many appear terrified though. They're vilified in their own country (Britain) for wearing an entirely harmless item of religious attire.
I'm not going to get dragged into an argument on the wearing of religious attire. They could all wear potato sacks and carry whatever icon they want and it wouldn't bother me. You are implying that all young mothers are destined to a life of vinegar soaked social housing. Are you suggesting that all young mothers come from a deprived background? If you are then you are more naive than I initially thought.

Your comments sound like a 1960's public information film, in fact your views are so far detached from the reality of the 21st century that you probably think everyone lives in a quaint chocolate box cottage, doffs their cap to anyone in a tweed jacket and looks like an extra from a Margaret Rutherford Miss Marple film. Thise days are gone my old fruit. I suggest you retire to Eastbourne, where matron can place her tartan rug over your knees, as you take in the sea air form the comfort of your very own bath chair.

Yours is an antiquated veiw of a modern reality.
 
#14
Thats because unlike the South where HIV is rampant, North East Girlies are plenty clean GI.

10 Dollah... they love you lonnng time.[/quote]


10 dollah you got ripped off, go to essex all free ( best years of my life )
 
#15
coded said:
Thats because unlike the South where HIV is rampant, North East Girlies are plenty clean GI.

10 Dollah... they love you lonnng time.

10 dollah you got ripped off, go to essex all free ( best years of my life )[/quote]

Enthusiastic amateurs are no substitute for professionals old boy!
 
#16
western said:
Read the article, a huge proportion of this 'one in twenty' are from the North east where underage bareback riding is the norm. FFS one bloke has placed 7 of them in the club. Take them out of the article and it's probably more like 1 in 40
Oh I forgot, any old slapper south of Durham is by default FRENCH and thus do not feature in gobmint statistics 8O
 
#17
"I'm not going to get dragged into an argument on the wearing of religious attire."

Why bring it up then?

You are implying that all young mothers are destined to a life of vinegar soaked social housing. Are you suggesting that all young mothers come from a deprived background? If you are then you are more naive than I initially thought.

Yes, I should think most of them probably do and if they don't then their children will likely be brought up in one.

Your comments sound like a 1960's public information film, in fact your views are so far detached from the reality of the 21st century that you probably think everyone lives in a quaint chocolate box cottage, doffs their cap to anyone in a tweed jacket and looks like an extra from a Margaret Rutherford Miss Marple film. Thise days are gone my old fruit. I suggest you retire to Eastbourne, where matron can place her tartan rug over your knees, as you take in the sea air form the comfort of your very own bath chair.

Yours is an antiquated veiw of a modern reality.[/quote]

I work in Town and wear a tweed jacket to work on Fridays. He's called Jeremy.
I leave in Sussex - not too far from Eastbourne.
I live in a house with a cottage attached. It's quite nice.
I also love anything with Margaret Rutherford.

Listen, I'm no antediluvian idiot, I just think it's a bloody shame that's all.
 
#19
trickywoo said:
"I'm not going to get dragged into an argument on the wearing of religious attire."

Why bring it up then?

You are implying that all young mothers are destined to a life of vinegar soaked social housing. Are you suggesting that all young mothers come from a deprived background? If you are then you are more naive than I initially thought.

Yes, I should think most of them probably do and if they don't then their children will likely be brought up in one.

Your comments sound like a 1960's public information film, in fact your views are so far detached from the reality of the 21st century that you probably think everyone lives in a quaint chocolate box cottage, doffs their cap to anyone in a tweed jacket and looks like an extra from a Margaret Rutherford Miss Marple film. Thise days are gone my old fruit. I suggest you retire to Eastbourne, where matron can place her tartan rug over your knees, as you take in the sea air form the comfort of your very own bath chair.

Yours is an antiquated veiw of a modern reality.
I work in Town and wear a tweed jacket to work on Fridays. He's called Jeremy.
I leave in Sussex - not too far from Eastbourne.
I live in a house with a cottage attached. It's quite nice.
I also love anything with Margaret Rutherford.

Listen, I'm no antediluvian idiot, I just think it's a bloody shame that's all.
[/quote]

OK sit still and listen awhile. I also think it is a bloody shame, and I am not condoning it, but it happens. I can speak with some authority on this matter, as my daughter, admittedly 19 and not 18, has just given birth to my first grandchild, whom I adore BTW. My daughter has a long term fiancee, who works bloody hard to support his new family. Yes it was a shock to both Mrs Geek and myself but IT HAPPENED. I will not berate her for it. They are both living with us at the moment, as housing (vinegar soaked or not), is far too difficult to come by. Not because they cannot afford it, but because they are both young. They are precluded by most landlords because they are both under 21.

So there you have it. Teenage pregnancy is nothing new and nor will it dissapear. There are irresponsible teenagers out there, and they not only destroy their own prospects, they also serve to stigmatise the entire subject. One should however not allow the image of the few, to mar the image of the many teenage mums out there, who manage happily to bring up children in a safe, clean and above all, caring environment.
 
#20
DigitalGeek said:
trickywoo said:
"I'm not going to get dragged into an argument on the wearing of religious attire."

Why bring it up then?

You are implying that all young mothers are destined to a life of vinegar soaked social housing. Are you suggesting that all young mothers come from a deprived background? If you are then you are more naive than I initially thought.

Yes, I should think most of them probably do and if they don't then their children will likely be brought up in one.

Your comments sound like a 1960's public information film, in fact your views are so far detached from the reality of the 21st century that you probably think everyone lives in a quaint chocolate box cottage, doffs their cap to anyone in a tweed jacket and looks like an extra from a Margaret Rutherford Miss Marple film. Thise days are gone my old fruit. I suggest you retire to Eastbourne, where matron can place her tartan rug over your knees, as you take in the sea air form the comfort of your very own bath chair.

Yours is an antiquated veiw of a modern reality.
I work in Town and wear a tweed jacket to work on Fridays. He's called Jeremy.
I leave in Sussex - not too far from Eastbourne.
I live in a house with a cottage attached. It's quite nice.
I also love anything with Margaret Rutherford.

Listen, I'm no antediluvian idiot, I just think it's a bloody shame that's all.
OK sit still and listen awhile. I also think it is a bloody shame, and I am not condoning it, but it happens. I can speak with some authority on this matter, as my daughter, admittedly 19 and not 18, has just given birth to my first grandchild, whom I adore BTW. My daughter has a long term fiancee, who works bloody hard to support his new family. Yes it was a shock to both Mrs Geek and myself but IT HAPPENED. I will not berate her for it. They are both living with us at the moment, as housing (vinegar soaked or not), is far too difficult to come by. Not because they cannot afford it, but because they are both young. They are precluded by most landlords because they are both under 21.

So there you have it. Teenage pregnancy is nothing new and nor will it dissapear. There are irresponsible teenagers out there, and they not only destroy their own prospects, they also serve to stigmatise the entire subject. One should however not allow the image of the few, to mar the image of the many teenage mums out there, who manage happily to bring up children in a safe, clean and above all, caring environment.[/quote]

Fair comment DG even if it DOES make you sound like a Social Worker rather than a member of the Arrse einzatgruppen.
 

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