So, the three spectres of Miss Apprehension, Miss Representation and Miss Information came once again to the Daily Mail feast.
That hate-filled, celebrity-worshipping panderer
to all that is xenophobic, unaccepting of difference and the last bastion of Tory “morals”.
Championing a £5 million rise to royalty on the same day that
savage cuts come into force for dodgers and divers,
scroungers and skivers.
But – Hold the front page! –
to draw parallels between one tragically flawed family
and the state of welfare?
To extrapolate that this sick mind was due to
a sick society where
a safety net equals inevitable death.
The Daily Mail published and I damned.
For these children did not die because of the Welfare State
Their feckless, violent, drug taking, controlling, criminal father
may well have milked a system,
engaged in bizarre depravity with a variety of willing
and not-so-willing women
but they are not typical of people who need that helping handout.
Those who need tax-payer-funded benefits are not all in “this” together.