The Last Furlong

Comments on the race of life.

When is a child no longer a child?


I’ve just been watching the witch hunt against Simon Danczuk MP for Rochdale.

The guns are blazing!

Ken Livingston suggested on the BBC that a 49-year-old man texting a 17-year-old girl was approaching pedophilia.  I REALLY am sick of the way people are so focussed on child abuse, they cease to think straight!

Sophena Houlihan, to whom Danczuk sent numerous messages  (messages? – what kind of messages?) including one asking if she wanted a “spanking” was 17 years old.

At seventeen she is not a child, she is free of parental constraints and can legally leave home.

But I must say, in MY day, 16 and 17-year-old girls were often delighted to have confirmation they were “desirable”  and stupid enough to lead men on. They were one half of the problem. An active part, in many cases. They did not feel “criminal”. And they did leave home to become completely independent – much naughtiness ensued!

Modern girls must be similar – human nature has hardly changed since girls felt “pretty” – once in the Stone-age.

If Sophena Houlihan didn’t want a boozy old man hitting on her, she could have simply blocked him on Twitter!

Age of consent

The age of consent (the legal age to have sex) in the UK is 16 years old.

Age of criminal responsibility for children

The age of criminal responsibility in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is 10 years old.


Author: Elizabeth

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

8 thoughts on “When is a child no longer a child?

  1. At no stretch of the imagination is Simon Danczuck a paedophile. A silly man probably, but he has done nothing illegal, and was certainly encouraged.
    However, what has followed concerning his accusers is less than edifying. Toe Nail Clippings, used thongs, good God, sold by a 17 year old?
    And now it appears that his ex wife worked as a very dubious Escort, being as it was from her own home.
    And Ms. Hamilton also appears to be fibbing.

    In fact, the only woman to come out of these latest sordid tales with any honour at all is his ex wife Karen Danczuck. Who’d a thought it?

    People in glass houses methinks.

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  2. No, it was a good one. And you would be surprised at how many people feel the same way as we do, according to The Mail Comments. People tolerate silly, middle aged men, but hypocritical, nasty, attention seeking, sleazy women do not go down well.

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  3. I totally agree with you Last Furlong. I feel there is a political angle to this as well – from his own party. The left wing of it would just love to get one of their own into a safe seat. He is a stupid man though with extremely poor taste in women. When I read about this young woman and the toenails I felt quite sick. And she is a “dominatrix”! If I was a believer I would say God help us!


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