PARENTS should avoid trying to convince their teenage children of the difference between right and wrong when talking to them about sex, a new government leaflet is to advise.
More light-touch regulation from New Labour? That is being too generous; this is classic New Labour moral bankruptcy.
I would have thought it obvious that people need a moral context to personal relationships and procreation and that parental guidance is the best medium for teaching children that there is more to sex than the mechanical act of coitus.
It seems that I was wrong. The state knows better. Children can do without parental counsel and warning. Kids can work it out for themselves.
It all sounds rather like New Labour and the financial sector. Banks didn't need any guidance or warning that unrestrained creation of loans would lead to disaster. Well, we have all discovered the wisdom of that approach.