This expanded and updated second edition of Lynette Burrows’ book demonstrates how the children’s rights lobby, having little grass-roots support, uses the law to alter, not reflect society. Successive governments, influenced by the European Union, have used the Trojan Horse of children’s rights to crush a number of adults’ rights. As a result, adults are being intimidated and dominated by a political spirit that is increasingly obsessed with control. The book shows how Sweden ‘s anti-smacking law has been used as a vehicle for a totalitarian attack on the family. Numbers of children have been unjustly removed from their parents by a law designed to prevent child-abuse but which includes everyday parental correction in its definition. This is vital reading for parents and people of influence.
The fight for the family
THE FIGHT FOR THE FAMILYThe adults behind children’s rightsby Lynette Burrows1999, 96pp Price: £6.50,