Surely there was a lot of concern about “latchkey children” before the 1960s? Enid Blyton got a book out of it, “Six Bad Boys”, which I found nauseating – a woman who packed her kids off to boarding school was hardly in a position to criticise working mothers who generally needed the money a lot more than she did.
Leaving that aside, where does Mrs. Essex get the 44% election turnout from? It was over 60% at the last general election and surely pensioners are more likely to vote than others?
Mark Taha, London