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Jonathan Isaby spotted Labour MP Tom Harris’ wisdom first yesterday and highlighted it on CentreRight.com:

Teenage girls shouldn’t be having underage sex…

Teenage girls shouldn’t choose to have babies as an alternative to getting an education and a career…

Parents shouldn’t teach their children that a lifetime on benefits is attractive or even acceptable…

The Daily Mail applauds Mr Harris’ thinking this morning.

This reminds me of recent contributions from ‘Crunchy Con’ Rod Dreher and Janet Daley that we may be seeing a return to traditional values – or, in this green age, what might more sensibly be called sustainable values.  In recessionary times it’s certainly true that debt-free, addiction-free, reasonably-educated and intact families are a lot more affordable than the alternatives.  At the heart of Iain Duncan Smith’s social justice analysis is that poverty can be avoided if the right choices are made on family, schooling, debt and drugs.

Are there other traditional values that we need to relearn?

Don’t buy a financial product you don’t understand…

Always put some money aside for a rainy day…

Eat when you’re hungry…

Your ideas welcome in the thread below.

Tim Montgomerie

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