I note from the news that they intend on bringing in legislation to fine the parents of children found guilty of bullying at school, now this seems to me to be a non-starter and i would like to suggest that instead of this knee jerk reaction why not take a more radical view at the root of the problem. Lets introduce a licence to have children. OK it may seem a bit radical but consider some of the benefits. Pregnancies would have to be planned with 2 consenting adults that agree to provide financially for the child. No licence would mean no entitlement to state handouts, including housing. The assumption (maybe one too far) would be, as more pregnacies are planned then more children would be born into potentially a more loving family and a stable environment where family values and discipline are respected. There are clearly some scum elements in society that should not be allowed to further pollute the gene pool who would should be excluded from the right to have children. OK there would need to be certain exceptions, however the embryonic stages of a good idea or the ranting of an old git that worries about the future generations of 'Vicky Pollard' offspring. Discuss. PS. We need a licence for a dag and to take a car on the road but NOT to bring a child into the world.