Britain is certainly not a role model when it comes to teenage pregnancy rates. Having children at a young age and claiming benefits is the route too many teenagers choose.
Not surprising that the latest news about a child who fathered another child at only 12, has sparked a wave of disgust throughout Britain.
Alfie, who is one of nine children, said: ‘I didn’t know what it would be like to be a dad. I will be good though, and care for it.’
Asked how he would cope financially, Alfie replied in a video clip posted on YouTube: ‘What’s financially?’
Chantelle Stedman was 14 when she became pregnant by Alfie Patten, who although now 13 is barely 4ft and looks about eight.
Mr Thomas, 20, who lives opposite the Stedmans, claimed today: ‘Chantelle is treated like an adult, allowed to do whatever she wants. She is not a young innocent girl who got pregnant with the first boy who came along.’
Another neighbour, who did not wish to be named, said: ‘The Stedmans let the kids run wild on the street until all hours, they have no control over them.’
Alfie and Chantelle met when both lived in nearby Hailsham but when the Stedmans moved, Alfie was a frequent visitor, and allowed to stay overnight.
Alfie lives on a nearby council estate with his mother Nicola, 43, but spends much of his time at the Stedmans’ home. He is allowed to stay overnight and even has a school uniform there so he can go straight to his classes from there.
The Daily Mail also adds that Alfie was allowed to frequently stay overnight.
Although this could set an example for other teenagers, the police revealed noone would be prosecuted.
The thought of a whole generation of children having children and relying on tax payers money is utterly disgusting and disturbing. It’s about time that this government stops paying immature kids who think having babies and living off working people’s money is a great lifestyle.