Wednesday, 3 April 2013
A tragedy used to target claimants.
I refuse to take a mawkish interest in tragic child deaths. I also refuse to watch the Jeremy Kyle Show or Ann Widdecomb's version of reality TV so to a large extent I have been spared the unsavoury media career of Mick Philpot. I also refuse to read the Daily Mail ( my dad, as any good father should, told me that they supported Hitler) but I could not escape the Mail's headline today. The whole terrible saga of the Philpot kids is apparently all down to the benefit system. These days racism has rightly become such a toxic viewpoint that even those who are politically just to the right of the Klu Klux Klan feel the need to prefix every utterance with an assurance that they are "not racist". But white benefit claimants are fair game. The truth is that this island is infested with a hard core of nasty parasitical scum - and a good proportion of them are journalists.