Don't vent your anger at the death of Khyra Ishaq on the social workers. This seven year old child died weighing the same as the plastic water bottle by the side of your office water cooler, starved by mad and bad parents, but a ward of Labour's Leviathan State.
My anger is reserved for the smug piety of Harriet Harman and Ed Balls and a Labour government that has hastened to destroy all those horizontal ties of family, locality and community in favour of creating a direct vertical tie from the State to each individual. The atomisation, the anomie, the destruction of local institutions and references are the price Labour thinks worthwhile in achieving a society of individuals serving the State. The death of Khyra, the death of Baby Peterand the cruel and unreported deaths of scores or hundreds of little ones are socialism's tariff.
Labour's evil and inhumane dogma has abrogated from parents to the State the powers and duties of parenthood whilst criminalising the legitimate involvement of neighbours and community in family life. The next-door neighbour fears to 'keep an eye' lest they be arrested for voyeurism; the postman needs an enhanced CRB check (at a huge profit to private company ACPO to whom the government have given all rights to public information), the vicar is too busy with his self-interests on a gay-rights website to visit his parishoners, teachers fear even asking questions about their pupils' home lives lest they be branded -ists of some sort and the GP is a Sri Lankan locum who can't even find her way to the surgery without Sat Nav.
So the responsibilities of community leaders, neighbours, extended family and all the rest are vested instead in the State's proxy, the case social worker. Who can be ditched, abandoned and scapegoated in the instances of failure, to demonstrate that it is not the State that failed, or Labour's pernicious destruction of civil society, but some do-gooding ninny.
And when I see the smug grins on Brown's and Harman's faces I imagine them chuckling and back-slapping eachother as Khyra's pathetic little coffin is lowered into the earth, another victory for Socialist dogma.