The Last Furlong

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Children are so old nowadays


When I was a young person, kids often left home at sixteen. A friend I have, went to London where she got a job and shared a flat with a friend at that age. Those “kids” were called young adults. 

You could – and can still, have sex at sixteen.

You can get married at sixteen.

You can get a provisional driving licence from the age of fifteen years and nine months.

But you cannot buy cigarettes, vaping products, alcohol or vote. Crazy hey?

Nowadays we have to think of the “cheeeldren” – we are brainwashed to believe that young adults are sill cheeeldren at twenty-one.


The cheeeldren arriving from the Calais Camp, are not children. They are young adults.  Good strong fighting men.  All boy-“children”. Where are the girls? Where are the children?

The Telegraph article

He added: “These young men don’t look like minors to me. They are hulking teenagers who look older than 18. I’m all for helping the genuine children but the well of goodwill is rapidly being exhausted here.

“I’m also curious that there are no young women – I would have thought they would be much more vulnerable. I worry that once again British hospitality is being abused.

“There is no way of knowing if someone is a child. We could end up causing even more misery if we are not careful. We should invite anyone who wants to come to the UK to take dental tests.”

And the Government said –

 “These vulnerable children, aged between 14 and 17, were transferred to the UK under the care of Home Office staff, with the support of volunteers from specialist NGOs and charities. They will join their families in the UK as quickly as possible over the coming days.”

Excellent post here on Anna Raccoon

We could learn something here – maybe? Sweden has done the same thing….Image result for fighting age "children" refugees

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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!

2 thoughts on “Children are so old nowadays

  1. They could use the second lot of photos (Swedish Surveyor tweet) for their next “Should’ve gone to SpecSavers” 😀

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