More sob-stories from the ‘Guardian’ against the ConDem’s planned benefit cuts:
I don’t want my children to be sad about their lifestyle. We live in a society where peer pressure is one of the things that affects them, and I hate seeing them miss out on things because I can’t provide for them. When we walk to school and it’s raining and they ask why everyone else has a car and we don’t, or why children have DVDs or games that they don’t, I feel sad.
Well, that’s not going to help them, is it? Can’t you use this as a life lesson?
Oh. I guess not.
My kids are too young to understand the value of money, and haven’t grasped that just because mum goes to work that doesn’t mean that there’ll be money in the bank. I’d like to swap jobs with George Osborne for a month and let him live on my budget with my three children, because I don’t believe he could manage it better than I do.
He doesn’t have to, though, does he?
And no, it’s not because ‘he’s a rich Tory!’ (though he undoubtedly is) or that ‘he was born with all the advantages!’ (although he undoubtedly was).
But I suspect that’s what you’ll tell your children is the cause of all your misfortune.