Monday, 16 August 2010

Sam Cam: let them eat cupcakes (from my lovely new kitchen)

Important "We're all in this together" news from the Daily Mail.

Today's paper contains the
shocking story of a family in London who are exploiting this country's generous benefits system. They live at the expense of the taxpayer in a taxpayer-funded Georgian townhouse on one of Britain's most exclusive streets and, despite already having two kids, have another one on the way! As if that wasn't bad enough, they've been given up to £28,000 of OUR MONEY to install a brand-new state-of-the-art kitchen - complete with granite work surfaces - simply because the wife "didn't think much" of the one installed by the previous tenants.

However, as the benefit scroungers in question are David and Samantha Cameron rather than a pair of Somali asylum-seekers, the Mail prefers to focus on the fact that they're also ripping out Tony Blair's old gym.


Oink said...

Why on Earth would they rip out the gym?

P. Stable said...

Good question - as Andrew Brown pointed out in the Telegraph earlier this month, Dave needs a gym now more than ever...

Oink said...

The Telegraph is truly a provider of quality journalism.
I always feel horrified when this kind of thing happens - the kitchen replacement ie - because it's a level of waste that people just don't do with their own money. And in the meantime, while they're living rent free in a lovely house - their own house accrues value from being rented out. It's all a bit grotesque.