It never ceases to amaze me that the political left, with its politically intolerant "correctness" and "diversity" — mechanisms meant to pry America from its Anglo-Saxon political and cultural foundations and traditions — looks to the quickly crumbling British culture for "improving" our country (such as nationalized health care). Such has the former empire degenerated under socialism that two working moms — neighbors, friends and work colleagues (both are police detectives) — can no longer look after each other's children! The two women job share and would drop off their toddler to the other's home on the way to work, saving precious money. However, just like a George Orwell character, a neighbor snitched on the two women. The "authorities" investigated and ordered the women to cease at once since neither was a "licensed" day care practitioner. Now, the women must pay for expensive private day care.
Jackie Kemp of The Guardian has the details and further comment. But it doesn't take much to understand sorry is the day when babysitting is no longer allowed among friends. Yet, with government control blowing west across the Atlantic, one wonders how long it will be before America surrenders to British-style statism.