HENRY McCULLOCH writes:
The Daily Mail reported last week on young Englishwoman (sort of) Amy Crowhurst, who had her first child, so we’re told, at 12. Crowhurst, who lives in a council flat on benefits now tells Closer magazine (whatever that is) that “having kids young was the smartest thing I ever did” because now, at age 22, she has “the freedom to meet mates and go clubbing when my mum babysits.”
Given all we already know about the Dead Island and the Dying West, this horror story doesn’t add a lot to our knowledge of our decline. What the Mail won’t say, though, its pictures show. Young Mother Crowhurst’s children are clear evidence that Amy has been sampling The Delights of Britain’s Diversity, and even adding to them in her slatternly fashion.