A taxpayer-funded think-tank said yesterday that instead of offering tax breaks for married couples, the Coalition should pay out billions more in benefits.Wha..?
The Family and Parenting Institute, notorious for describing marriage as an unnecessary institution, said the best way to support the family was by increasing subsidies for jobs and handouts for those who choose not to work.*speechless*
The group also demanded greater taxpayer spending on quangos like itself.Who the hell is writing this extended ‘Please terminate the existence of this quango ASAP’ missive to the ConDems?
The report stems from a conference organised by the FPI and its chief, Katherine Rake, who took over last year after leaving feminist pressure group the Fawcett Society.Ah, right. Clearly, she’s either got bored with her £92,000 salary, or she wants to jump before Gove pushes her.
Better to burn out than fade away, eh, Kathy?
The FPI was launched by then Home Secretary Jack Straw in 1998 and its £8.8million budget is funded almost entirely by Mr Gove's Department.Not, I suspect, for much longer…
The Department for Education last night said it had seen the report, but declined to comment further.*snort*