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The wife of the German chancellor Gerhard Schroder, Doris, has gone a bit mad in an interview with a German magazine and insisted, among other things, that kids shouldn't have mobile phones.

Mrs Schroder-Kopf went all Victorian when Bildwoche magazine popped round for a chat. "We must bring our children up better and teach them good values," she said, before launching into a diatribe in which old-fashioned discipline, carefully controlled pocket money and "virtues and values" making startling appearances.

"I had to be in bed at seven o'clock on school days until I was 10 and there were no arguments," she says nostalgically.

Even though she and her hubby make a bleedin fortune, they wisely give his daughter Klara just £1.70 a week. And while mobiles may be useful, most kids don't need them. "This begins with pocket money and ends with mobile phones," she said, before shooting off on other tangents.

Doris used to be a political journalist but she gave that up when she married Germany's stern chancellor.

We salute you and your Victorian values Doris. ®

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