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    China To Drop One Child Policy

    Shortie861 Oct 30, 2015

    1. Shortie861

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      China are said to be dropping their one child policy which has been around since 1980 and will now allow families to have two children.

      Source: Sky News
       
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      In some reports I've seen over the years China has seemed to be quite heavy-handed in enforcing this policy, but then their overall Human Rights record is widely and much criticised.

      But, as even highlighted in todays newspaper, Britains population is forecast to soar by 10 million. We are already the most densely populated country in Europe with pressure on housing, schools, and the health service.

      Immigration controls are currently a topic of public discussion but that is not the whole problem.
      Can we ignore our Island becoming more and more crowded or should we - however controversial - also consider a policy of national birth control?
       
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      That is a good question SB, it would make sense considering we seem to be running into a lot of problems to enforce something like this however I don't see them doing it any time soon.
       
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      The Government would seem to have already had some thoughts in this direction -
      While direct enforcement might not be the way in a free democratic country, other methods of coercement are, I think, inevitable in the long term.
       
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