Tuesday 30 September 2008

There’s One Good Thing About The Coming Recession…

…and that’s the increasing desperation as single-issue, well-funded pressure groups realise that the party’s finally over, and have to resort to even more desperate measures to try to cling on to some semblance of importance in the grand scheme of things:
Millions of children in the UK are living in, or on the brink of, poverty, a report claims.

The Campaign to End Child Poverty says 5.5 million children are in families that are classed as "struggling" - 98% of children in some areas.
The definition of poverty they are using? Well, it’s ‘if they are living on under £10 per person per day’.
The Campaign to End Child Poverty is a coalition of more than 130 organisations including Barnardo's, Unicef and the NSPCC.
How much do you suppose these worthy ‘charidees’ spent on refreshments for their little launch party shindig? Bet it was more than £10 per person per day…

And what measures are they calling for? Lower taxes? Better fiscal responsibility, so that £10 per day doesn’t get spent on satellite TVs and booze or cigarettes?

Ms Fisher said…"If the government does not allocate £3bn in tax credits and benefits in the next budget, then their plans to reduce child poverty will fail."
Yup, more handouts! That always works…

And if their demands aren’t met, what do they plan to do? Have a march, of course!
The Campaign to End Child Poverty will stage a rally in London's Trafalgar Square on Saturday 4 October called Keep The Promise, where it will call on Gordon Brown to keep Labour's promises on child poverty.
Can’t wait


Tomrat said...

Some of the comments on Pravda's HYS discussion board are priceless; noone was buying their particular brand of rot.

Now all we need to do is point out that many times more than that 3Bn clams would be raised by simply halting funding to these "charities".

Anonymous said...

I make sure I do my part by never giving them money. And by putting the fear of god in any chugger who dares to glance my way in the high street while wearing a jacket with one of their logos.

Can't do much about the governmental grant gravy train, though..