Introducing a straw man doesn't help the argument.
The state has a responsibility to protect it's citizens and that includes children. This is what it does. First world poverty in the UK means not having a playstation, mobile phone or 50" plasma hanging on the wall plus enough left to support a 60-a-day habit and a few nights in the pub every week. Of course there are vulnerable children and adults that need protecting that includes more than the basic essentials but there is a culture in the UK of entitlement from the state and it has to end. It is no coincidence that rates of production in the UK are lower than virtually all of the other major economies both in Europe and elsewhere. Put simply, us Brits are lazy!
Poverty is children not attending school because they have no shoes and they're too embarrassed.
Poverty is children is turning up to school hungry and with no means to pay for food and a teacher giving up their lunch to the child to eat.
Poverty is children having turning up to school without a coat in winter because they don't own one.
Poverty is children turning up to school traumatised because they were the one to discover their desperate parent had hanged themselves in the garage.
All true, and many other examples seen by Mrs Griff9of13 in her years of teaching in Britain in the 21st century.
Those kids better get down t'mill then. It isn't a child's fault it's in poverty so why essentially say "we're now ignoring you if your parents can't find work"
And don't forget that worklessness is always the fault of the workless so they desrve to suffer, they brought the economy down, so they should make the sacrifices to get it back up. Is't that how the logic goes?
I don't think I was missing out at all. I'm a Saints fan. Why would I think I am missing out to watch us miss yet more tackles?
The beauty about not going to a match live is that when Saints are in the mood they've been in this evening, I can turn off the TV and watch my blood pressure return to normal. I'm not watching the match. I switched off when it got to 18-0 as I saw the writing was on the wall. I've seen Saints like this a few times over the last few seasons. When I'm at a game I have to endure it. When I'm not, I don't!
And people call Wiganers for sneaking out 10 minutes before the end (something I've never done BTW). No matter how desperate it gets, you stick with it are support your team.
"The Wigan Club hosted over 100 influential business leaders, media executives and sporting partners at the prestigious Institute of Directors on Pall Mall, Central London, which is located just a mile away from the Wigan Warriors London office on Buckingham Palace Road.
Attendees included Aon, HSBC, Lend Lease, Coutts Bank and Sky Sports with Chairman Ian Lenagan and Rugby Director Kris Radlinski introducing the Warriors and unveiling detailed plans on the Wigan Club's expansion plans into the Capital including the Business Club, Rugby League camps and a Super League game later this year."
Seems a very positive and forward thinking move to me. No doubt some will find fault with it though.
Turns out he was deliberately distorting the facts. Apparently they knew all about the problems with the budgets last year but kept it under wraps until after the election. Cameron sat in the Look North studio in Leeds and lied through his teeth. Why am I not surprised? http://www.chronicle...shelves-9527510
So much for the Northern Powerhouse.
Never trust them, especially in the run up to an election.
Hope all those that voted for them in the north will be happy when we get well and truly shafted once again.