13 August 2007

Some mistake, surely?

It appears the government needs to show a little more consistency about the ages at which young people are to be regarded as having sufficient maturity to make important decisions.

On the one hand, those aged 17 are considered by our education ministry (the newly-styled "Department for Children, Schools and Families") as being too young to decide whether or not to continue in full-time education.

On the other hand, 16-year-olds are apparently considered old enough to act as police officers, since two of them have just been appointed to this role by Thames Valley Police. (Source: Daily Mail)

1 comment:

Roger Thornhill said...

"Make under 18 year old surrender alcohol".

Oh, and when they have done that, they would have to promptly arrest themselves for underage possession.

You could make this up - they did.