Sunday, March 31, 2013

Quote of the day

"It’s a tricky argument to pull off, that the poor caused the debt so they should pay it back. Maybe that’s why most weeks there are stories in certain newspapers about a woman with 45 kids on benefits, who then bought a giraffe and now that’s on benefits but she said it was cramped so the council has put it up in the Shard, and two of the kids have got Compulsive Potting Disorder so they’ve been given a snooker table but she couldn’t be referee because she’s allergic to white gloves so the mayor has to do it, otherwise he’d be put in jail by Europe."

Mark Steel sinks his satirical teeth into the government's attempts to put the economy right.

Coincidentally, David Cameron has sent us a letter canvassing our views on the welfare and benefits system and the coalition's proposed reforms and cuts. What a nice chap. I'm sorely tempted to ignore the survey and instead just print out Steel's article and post it off to him. (Incidentally, his address is PO Box 729, Halifax - I thought it was 10 Downing Street?)

(Thanks to Dan for the link.)

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