måndag, april 19, 2010

«The single mother's manifesto»

Idag gillar vi JK Rowlings hårda angrepp mot Tories:
Nobody who has ever experienced the reality of poverty could say “it’s not the money, it’s the message”. When your flat has been broken into, and you cannot afford a locksmith, it is the money. When you are two pence short of a tin of baked beans, and your child is hungry, it is the money. When you find yourself contemplating shoplifting to get nappies, it is the money. If Mr Cameron’s only practical advice to women living in poverty, the sole carers of their children, is “get married, and we’ll give you £150”, he reveals himself to be completely ignorant of their true situation.

[...] I am indebted to the British welfare state; the very one that Mr Cameron would like to replace with charity handouts. When my life hit rock bottom, that safety net, threadbare though it had become under John Major’s Government, was there to break the fall. I cannot help feeling, therefore, that it would have been contemptible to scarper for the West Indies at the first sniff of a seven-figure royalty cheque. This, if you like, is my notion of patriotism. On the available evidence, I suspect that it is Lord Ashcroft’s idea of being a mug.

Och apropå brittiska valet. Du har väl sett mydavidcameron.com?

3 kommentarer:

Anonym sa...

vilken tur att hon inte gick under och vi fick harry potter att ge till våra barn med barnbidragen.

Anonym sa...

länken påminner lite om personangrepp à la vi-hatar-palmesvinet-kampanjerna på 80-talet.

men när har ali varit konsekvent i sin humoristiska smak. alla vet ju att vi borgare saknar humor.

Mangan sa...

Cameronaffischerna är geniala, varför finns det så litet av den sortens pigg, tillknäppt aggressiv och intelligent satir här i landet? I alla fall på den borgerliga sidan är det en näst intill utsuddad konst.