Perhaps the Tory government are getting a little worried about how those middle England swing voters are feeling about the savage cuts to the support the most vulnerable in the UK receive?
“Gorgeous” George Osborne’s latest attempt to spin the issue would seem to indicate this. He has blamed “benefits” for being a substantive cause in the murder by Mick Philpott of his six children.
When asked by some press stooge if the Philpott’s were a product of the benefits system he responded, “It’s right we ask questions as a government, a society and as taxpayers, why we are subsidising lifestyles like these. It does need to be handled.”
The benefit that is being most strongly vilified in this case is child benefit which is received by every parent in the UK. Thankfully this evil largesse designed to keep children out of poverty hasn’t turned every UK parent in to a psychopathic murderer. Perhaps that’s the danger George is trying to save us from.
The idea is that without this benefit Philpott would have had fewer children. The argument is without merit. Would the deaths of “only” four or three children have been less tragic?
The poor of the UK are being cast as the enemy as a way of binding the aspirant middle classes together. This vicious cynical tactic is a hallmark of fascists who love nothing more than a lurking barely visible internal enemy to blame for all ills.
So congratulations Mr Osborne, Joseph Goebbels would be proud of you.