We interrupt normal service to bring you some politics (with some swearing – toned down incredibly from what I was shouting at the computer last night).
Frankly, a welfare cheat is no different from someone who comes up and robs you in the street. It’s your money.
George Osborne, talking about the welfare system and how he wants to totally screw the poor. Well, no surprise there, I suppose, as it’s not like the Tory party advertise themselves as the party standing up for the poverty-stricken. Apparently, all welfare offences will incur immediate £50 fines. You know, from the people who have £50 to just chuck around. From the people who, for the most part, commit these offences because they have no bloody choice.
On the other side of the spectrum, there are people avoiding paying any tax, by sending dividends to their wives in other countries.
I know which one of these seems more like daylight robbery.
What do you think? Does this attitude sicken you as well, or do you agree with him? Do you think it’s right that many super-high earners don’t actually pay any tax whatsoever, while people struggle to feed and clothe their children, only to have more than a week’s money taken from them, because they had the audacity to do a tenner’s work under the table to pay for the new shoes their kid needs?
Normal services will resume with reviews, recipes, questions about sleeping, childhood fears and almost certainly something to do with school politics, shortly. But, given the current state of the country, you may get the odd one of these politically-sided posts.