No, should expand….
Father-of-seven Peter gave up work because he could make more living on benefits.And why not? The taxpayer, after all, has furnished them with a nice living so far.
Yet he and his wife Claire are still not happy with their lot.
With an eighth child on the way, they are demanding a bigger house, courtesy of the taxpayer.
This isn’t someone who never had a job, either. He had one, and gave it up when he realised there was free money available.
The couple met in a pub 13 years ago. A year later, at the age of 17, Mrs Davey gave birth to Jessica, now 12.It appears that giving birth and raising her brood IS Mrs Davey’s job. As it would have been had she been born 100 years ago (although her husband would have been expected to support her and them).
She was followed by Jade, ten, Jamie-Anne, eight, Harriet, six, Adele, four, the couple's only son Tie, three, and Mercedes, two.
For this, some bird threw herself under the King’s horse?
'It's really hard,' said Mrs Davey…'The price of living is going up but benefits are going down. My carer's allowance is only going up by 80p this year and petrol is so expensive now, I'm worried how we'll cope.You’re not alone, Mrs Davey. Lots of people are thinking the same thing, about how they’ll cope raising their families.
And, of course, yours…
They aren’t even grateful:
'It doesn't bother me that taxpayers are paying for me to have a large family,' added Mrs Davey.So no doubt it seems perfectly normal to her to do this. And this is the entrenched benefits culture that the Tories are going to have to smash, and smash hard.
'We couldn't afford to care for our children without benefits, but as long as they have everything they need, I don't think I'm selfish.
'Most of the parents at our kids' school are on benefits.'
Because otherwise, little Jade, Jamie-Anne, Harriet, Adele, Tie, and Mercedes are going to grow up just like their brood sow of a mother, expecting to raise their own broods of cuckoos, fed by the dwindling pool of workers.
She added: 'I don't feel bad about being subsidised by people who are working. I'm just working with the system that's there.How could you work? What could you do? The only thing is seems you are qualified for can be done by any female mammal. And it doesn’t pay well.
'If the government wants to give me money, I'm happy to take it. We get what we're entitled to. I don't put in anything because I don't pay taxes, but if I could work I would.'
Mrs Davey, who spends £160 a week at Tesco, says she does not intend to stop at eight children. Her target is 14.Someone needs to. We can’t afford it. Not anymore.
And she adds: 'I've always wanted a big family - no one can tell me how many kids I can have whether I'm working or not.'
A start would be to stop handing out actual money. There are three possible ways that they could have amassed those possessions:
a) Very generous relatives or friends,
b) Off the books working, or
c) The benefits are more than they need to eat and clothe themselves
In future, benefits should be in the form of vouchers for food and clothing. No designer gear and no junk food.
Yes, I know it'd need enforcing, but given the alternative...