The Curmudgeon


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Tackling the Housing Crisis

The well-known mathematical abilities of the Department for Workfare and Privation are causing yet more hilarity, with the emergence of a loophole which means that not all the proles who should be eligible are being appropriately kicked by the Spare Room Subsidy Withdrawal. One of those to escape was a Solihull woman named Stephanie Bottrill, who would have been entitled to a refund of several hundred pounds had she not killed herself last year. The Government, of course, does not comment on individual cases except when it does; but there are plans to close the loophole so that further suicides over the issue will not be wasted. As to refunds, the brilliant Iain Duncan Smith is no doubt preparing the necessary retroactive legislation for Labour to abstain over, while the Deputy Conservatives rest on their morals and contemplate just how much worse off Britain's Bottrills would be without them.


  • At 5:44 pm , Blogger David OBrien said...

    No doubt her suicide was politically motivated.

    I've just finished recording the scissors, shears and knives that will form part of the percussion for the song you wrote the lyrics for (yes I'm still working on it).

    Seems all the more appropriate now.

  • At 7:50 pm , Blogger Philip said...

    Yes, it's depressing to see the lengths some people will go to in order to spite the super-rich.

    Thanks for the update; glad to know the lyric provided something worth working on. Pity it hasn't dated.


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