A family of eight desperate to move out of their tiny council house said they were shocked when the council suggested they “buy fewer toys” to make room.Personally, I’d have suggested they buy more toys.
And play with them themselves, rather than with each other!
Christian Lorey, 30, and his 33-year-old partner Hayley Green said life is chaos with six children crammed into their three-bed home in Heol Cefni, Caemawr.I suppose they could have reconsidered having some of those children then? But no, of course not. It’s their ‘uman right, look you…
OK, let’s take the roll call, shall we?
Corey aged 13, Lewis aged 12, Nikkisha aged ten, Morgan aged nine, McKenzie aged four and Mason aged two.Hmmm, make’s you wonder about the gap between McKenzie and Morgan, doesn’t it? What was Mr Lorey doing rather than plowing Ms Green’s fertile field?
“The kids are fighting all the time because it is so cramped.And who’s fault is that? Not the poor benighted taxpayers of Caemawr, I’ll be bound.
“They are getting no sleep because of it and waking up shattered.
“One of them is only two and he wakes everyone else up all the time.
“The house is so full it really isn’t comfortable.”
Swansea Council did not confirm or deny it had told the family not to buy any more toys.A couple of housebricks should do it for the ‘assistance’…
But a spokesman said in a statement: “The housing service is aware of the family’s current housing need and their request to move to larger accommodation.
“But Mr Lorey is limiting his options because he has told us he only wants to move to a particular area of the city.
“We will continue to provide advice and assistance in order to achieve a positive outcome for Mr Lorey and his family.”
Mr Lorey confirmed the council had offered him another house, but he said this was still too small for six children.I’m not going to suggest that the mere fact of Mr Lorey moving into an area with his brood will automatically make it a worse area, dear me, no…
He also said he did not want to move into a “worse area” of Swansea than the one in which he currently lives.
How can he afford this, you ask? Well, simples!
Mr Lorey suffers from depression and does not work. His partner is a housewife.There you go! They aren’t paying – we all are!