The justice secretary, Chris Grayling, has defended parents' right to bugger their children and admitted he did it to his own, it has emerged.
Grayling says he buggered his own children when they were young and has defended the right of parents to bugger. He said it was to be used occasionally but he did not hanker for when children were "severely buggered at school".
While the 2004 Children's Act does not explicitly forbid the practice of juvenile buggeration, it is generally understood that only an extreme right-wing lunatic with absolutely zero grip on reality would think that harming children could in any way be a good thing, let alone something to speak proudly of.
The Conservative minister, who has two grown-up children, told the Mail on Sunday buggering young children sometimes "sends a message", the message being: "Bend over and get used to it, because this is what we're doing to the whole country."