At the age of 14, Catherine Scott left her wealthy parents' home to have a baby with a Big Issue seller.Yeah, good luck with that, sweetie…
Four years later, she has just had twins by another man more than twice her age.
As a result, she is demanding a better home from the council and more handouts so, she says, she can teach her children not to turn out like her.
The 18-year-old rebel, a solicitor's daughter from a £1million house in Sevenoaks, Kent, is not satisfied with the three-bedroom flat, thought to be owned by a housing association, where she and her fiance live in Margate.Boy, and you thought politicians had an overweening sense of their own self importance and entitlement.
She says taxpayers should provide a four-bedroom house in a more affluent area for her, jobless 40-year-old Dean Evans and their children.
They’ve got nothing on this kid….
Miss Scott, whose boyfriend has five other children by three ex-wives, is also demanding more benefits, saying that £16,000 a year is not enough to live on.Well, that’s because it’s not meant to be a sum you live on in perpetuity, you idle little cow! It’s meant to be a sum that tides you over and stops your children starving until you get a job and stop living off the sweat of the people who do work.
'It's a farce,' said Miss Scott, still in Pembury Hospital after giving birth to Presley and Amber by caesarean section ten days ago.Well, thank god for that! Hopefully, it’ll keep you too tired to do any more breeding of welfare guzzlers…
'We're not being fussy but we don't know anyone and there are 52 steps up to our front door. '
Miss Scott says she refused to attend school from the age of 12 and became pregnant a year later by a 29-year-old Big Issue seller she met at the station.And he was prosecuted for underage sex, right? And she was immediately taken into care as an out-of-control minor?
No, I don’t suppose they were, either…
At 14, she gave birth to a son but after six months she left him with her parents Katherine and John, saying she could not cope. She moved in with a friend and moved out with the friend's husband, Mr Evans, after beginning an affair in 2007.This is a joke, right? Catherine, sweetie, episodes of ‘Jerry Springer’ aren’t bloody instruction manuals for the urban lifestyle…
The couple have already been evicted from one flat for not paying their rent and claim their human rights have been breached because the council will not rehouse them.They know absolutely nothing of morality, frugality or responsibility, but ‘their ‘uman rights’? Those, they know. Or at least, think they do….
Puffing on a cigarette, she added: 'I'm a natural with the twins because I'm more grown up. I can't wait to take my babies out of the hospital to show them off. We'll be OK - we'll get child benefit, child tax credits and milk tokens.'She actually sounds a lot younger than eighteen to me – she seems to regard the new life she has just brought into the world as nothing more than a matched set of Barbies.
The couple compare themselves to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Mr Evans, who claims to have slept with more than 200 women and aspires to have ten children, hopes Presley will be a footballer.Oh, yeah. This one’s a keeper alright, Catherine….
He was not present at the birth of the twins. But he asked his first wife Sue Blake, 51, with whom he split in 1998 after cheating on her, to hold his fiancee's hand.
The former builder pays no maintenance for his children as he has been unable to work since suffering a groin injury when he was impaled by a steel girder in September 2006.*sigh* We couldn’t have got lucky, could we? Just a few inches to the left or right, and….
Now he is hoping for a £200,000 compensation payout to give his new family a 'good start'.Well, of course! It wouldn’t be an episode of ‘Shameless: The Next Generation‘ without the obligatory claim for compo, would it?
He said: 'I do my best on my benefits, but more money would be nice. I got a crisis loan off the DSS and topped it up with the government maternity grant so I could get them nice stuff. More than £1,000 went on clothes - I got Presley a Spurs kit and bib. I also bought a double buggy, a couple of cots - and a new puppy.'I’m going to have to stop here, because I think there’s something wrong with my monitor. Everything’s suddenly gone red….
Oh, no. My mistake. The monitor’s fine, it was just the rage taking hold.
And here’s the problem with this little vignette of modern England – this isn’t a hopeless denizen of the underclass here, born to welfare dependency and knowing nothing else (though her children almost certainly will be). She had a good start in life, but has obviously realised that there’s no point to working like everyone else. She can emulate the hopeless denizen born to the underclass and wallow in welfare dependency because there are no consequences anymore!
You can have voluntary underage sex and get pregnant, and you won’t be arrested or sent for psychiatric evaluation. Your children won’t starve or be taken from you. You won’t be destitute or on the streets, because you’ll be given a house. You won’t have to work because the State will clothe and feed not just you, but all the children you can pump out, no restrictions. You won’t even be vilified, in fact, you’ll be interviewed by a mass media publication, and given the kind of tawdry publicity that seems to be all that your kind want from life nowadays.
Looking at all that, it’s a wonder there aren’t far, far more Catherines, isn’t it? But there soon will be, unless we find some way to rediscover consequences.
Or, at the very least, that old fashioned emotion called shame…