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Population experts say that with a fourth child, David and Victoria Beckham have joined the ranks of the irresponsible.

This article titled “Beckhams a ‘bad example’ for families” was written by Tracy McVeigh, for The Observer on Saturday 16th July 2011 23.07 UTC

David and Victoria Beckham may have been overjoyed to welcome their new daughter, Harper Seven, last week but, according to a growing group of campaigners, the birth of their fourth child make the couple bad role models and environmentally irresponsible.

As the world’s population is due to hit seven billion at some point in the next few days, there is an increasing call for the UK to open a public debate about how many children people have.

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