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    Riot – Sarah Mussi

    “Troubled Families ‘Have Too Many Children’  Sky News 2012  Mothers from problem families should ‘feel ashamed.’ They are damaging society and should stop getting pregnant, according to a senior government advisor.  Louise Casey, the Prime Minister’s troubled families’ tsar, has said it is time for the state to intervene. They cost the taxpayer an estimated £9bn in benefits, crime, anti-social behaviour and health care, and one fifth of them have more than five children.” With overpopulation becoming a problem the UK government are proposing a new bill. Every girl of school leaving age who has no guaranteed job prospects or further education plans will be forced into sterilisation. Tia sees the…

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    The Last Wild – Piers Torday

    “My story begins with me sitting on a bed, looking out of the window.  I know that doesn’t sound like much. But let me tell you where the bed is, and what I can see from it. This bed is right in the corner of a room only just big enough for it, and the bed is only just big enough for a kid my age. (Twelve – just about to be thirteen – and skinny.)  The window is the size of the whole wall, made of special tinted glass that means the room stays the same temperature all the time. The room is locked shut and you need an…