@neauoire I like a quote from Lord Byron's speech on the matter:
> But the police, however useless, were by no means idle: several notorious delinquents had been detected; men liable to conviction, on the clearest evidence, of the capital crime of poverty; men, who had been nefariously guilty of lawfully begetting several children, whom, thanks to the times! —they were unable to maintain.
There's also this commentary and its relationship with unionism:
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