So you don't mind people who haven't worked getting the same as someone who has worked all their lives?
That's up to you, I suppose but I don't think it is very fair.
I think my main point on this subject is that we should help those who need it.
I can afford to pay for my children's school dinners so don't expect to get them for free.
It doesn't stick in my throat as I know the vast majority of people in receipt of the assistance need it and it is shown time and again that measures introduced to target fraudulent claimants disproportionately impact the most vulnerable.
Totally agree, its your usual professional Northern clap trap. Unfortunately Stuart has gone from a very good music journalist into a cheep pulp non-ficton writer.
Not that I blame him, we all have mortgages to pay.
P.S. Sorry Stuart but although I do try to deny it I am very very middle class, I am writing this with a glass of Chardonney in my hand, and I own a Belstaff jacket (although it is a 'proper' Billy Belstaff for use with my BSA). AND whippets are now a very posh dog
Chardonnay's a bit 1990s so your working class credentials are safe for now. Try Sauvignon Blanc or St. Emilion
I'm on EE but will be moving as soon as the contract expires, probably to O2 because of their altrusitic sponsorship of the England Rugby Union team that and them being the only network with cover in my village.
For me EE have been shockingly bad both for network service and customer service as were Vodafone before them, I suspect there is little to choose between any of the carriers and they will all be all sunshine and roses as a new customer and once they have you on a 24 month contract the cynical contempt they hold us in will come through.
On Thursday it hit 41c in central France, where I was sitting in a traffic jam on my bike wearing full racing leathers.with an engine temperature of 106c. It felt like the sort of thing the CIA are alleged to get up to in Guantamo Bay,