We just totted up our total lifetime dependence on state benefits. Apart from Child Benefit, it amounts to two weeks of Unemployment Benefit that Al claimed 30 years ago. Well done us, for being such a non-burden on the economy. And Yah Booh Sucks to all the cash in hand 'workers' who not only avoid paying tax that is due, but will also now receive a benefit that isn't due either.
At the weekend, I am going to teach the children how to make gruel, construct shoes from newspaper and the value of an early apprenticeship in chimney-sweeping.