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