Thatcher was urged to run a "campaign of fear" to cut teenage pregnancies

Thatcher's ideological mentor urged her to run a 'campaign of fear' to cut teenage pregnancies Details discovered in official papers released by the National Archives Education Secretary Sir Keith Joseph pressed for a series of 'scare' filmsDubbed the 'Mad Monk', he was one of Thatcher's closest cabinet allies | UPDATED: 14:15 GMT, 28 December 2012 Margaret Thatcher's 'ideological mentor' urged her to run a campaign of fear to deter teenage girls from becoming pregnant, according to newly published files. Education Secretary Sir Keith Joseph wanted the Government to produce a series of 'scare' films in an attempt to curb the number of pregnancies among immature adolescents from 'the least good homes'. Joseph – one of Mrs Thatchers closest Cabinet allies – believed a 'sharply rising trend' of bad parenting was a 'major cause of poor education and crime', and he had no doubt who was responsible, according to official papers released by the National Archives under the 30-year rule

Children could choose to die under new euthanasia law considered in Belgium

Children could choose to die under new euthanasia law considered in BelgiumProposals submitted to parliament by Socialist PartyThey are likely to be approved by other parties laterIncludes 'incurably ill' minors 'capable of discernment'Parliament also asked to include Alzheimer's patients | UPDATED: 17:00 GMT, 19 December 2012 Belgium is considering a significant change to its decade-old euthanasia law that would allow minors and Alzheimer’s sufferers to seek permission to die.