To mark Father's Day, the prime minister said fathers who failed to "financially and emotionally" support their children must face consequences. "It's high time runaway dads were stigmatised and the full force of shame was heaped upon them," he said. "They should be looked at like drink-drivers, people who are beyond the pale. To compare missing fathers to drink drivers is utter gibberish, drink drivers are responsible for the killing and maiming of innocents and they should be locked up and the key thrown away, an analogous cannot be drawn with fathers who fail to support their children. It sounds to me like a classic case of engaging gob before brain, still he is a politician so I expect little else.