Young Minds Matter? – Just Give ’em a Slap!

Robert Bigopinion offers his inflamed, uncaring and worryingly dangerous views on the mental health of young people.

Young Minds Matter? - As if they do !
Young Minds Matter? – As if they do !
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There has been a lot of fuss and nonsense recently about children’s mental “health” issues. I have always struggled with the concept of “mental health”.

As far as I am concerned it is just another name for “being lazy”. The number of people who I have dealt with who have been signed off “sick” with “stress”, beggars belief. The majority of them, are just scared of hard work!

Dopey Bird

Not content with confining this to adults, hand-wringing lefties, now want to label lazy or naughty children with some mental health “issue”. I imagine that these trendy new “illnesses” have probably been invented by some dopey bird, who studies “Child Psychology” at one of these new “universities” just so she can get her Ph.D. You couldn’t make it up!

Fatty Ginger

Call me old fashioned, but when I was at school there was no such thing as mental health “issues” and we all turned out okay. I remember, one classmate – “Fatty Ginger”, we used to call him, on account of his rotund physique and crop of wiry red hair.


I remember fondly, how we used to torment him every single day about his appearance, and give him “beats” in the toilets until he begged and pleaded with us to leave him alone. It was known as “character building” in those days.
Did he get stressed? I doubt it.
Did he have mental health issues? Not in my opinion.
Did it affect Fatty Ginger’s (I don’t recall his real name) potential? Well – he went on to be a very successful businessmen – until his suicide, ten years ago; so I don’t think so!

Society needs to man up! Stop moaning and work hard. That is how be make Britain great again – not by pandering to the “mental health brigade”, who are just intent on molly coddling naughty kids that probably just deserve a good slap!


Robert Bigopinion’s new book “It Wasn’t Like that in My Day“, is now available from all good bookshops, priced at £15.99.

Bigopinion takes a walk down memory lane, reminiscing fondly how he bullied “The foreign kid”, threw stones at poor people, and chucked dog turds at the boy with the effeminate sounding voice.

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Brendan, Blackpool
February 17, 2016 19:08

Genius! The voice of reason speaks again! Robert Bigopinion for PM!