Earlier today I took part in a debate with controverisalist Katie Hopkins.
Earlier today I took part in a debate with controverisalist Katie Hopkins, during which the former Apprentice star said she agreed “in principle” that people on benefits should be “stopped from breeding”. However the policy would be “difficult to enforce”, she added.
The debate came on the back of a tweet by footballer Joey Barton, who lashed out after watching the Channel 4 show Benefits Street, calling for people to require a “licence for breeding”.
Asked if she agreed with Joey Barton, Ms Hopkins replied:
“I think some of these policies are a little bit difficult to enforce, but I do agree with him in principle.”
Yes, because the problem with sterilisation of the poor (how else are you going to stop people having children?) isn’t that it’s extreme or anything, it’s just “difficult to enforce”.
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