The reality of lone parenthood is often that of the mythical hardworking family. Look at the young women of the Focus E15 campaign, who are refusing to be “socially cleansed” out of Newham. Many of them are on courses, trying to get the skills they need.Maybe they should have got those skills before they became pregnant? Or perhaps instead of becoming pregnant?
One would have thought local Labour politicians would be right behind their occupation of a ghost estate. But that would require class solidarity.No, it would require them to spit in the faces of the voters who work low-paid jobs to save for their own housing costs, rather than hold a hand out for benefits.
They aren’t that stupid!
And after “immigrants”, single mothers – women who breed to get housing – are the most vilified by all. No one officially likes child poverty, but we have a political class prepared to make sure that many mothers have toast for dinner.Having toast for dinner is a sign you’ve failed – not a sign that someone isn’t forking out what’s needed to ensure you have caviar, Suzanne.