October 28, 2010

David Cameron on housing benefit yesterday:

“The point everyone in this house has got to consider is: are we happy to go on paying £30,000, £40,000, £50,000? Are constituents working hard to give benefits so people can live in homes that they can only dream of? I don’t think that is fair.”

It’s something to be discussed, definitely. What we also need to consider is what’s going on at the other end of the spectrum. For example, let’s take David Cameron’s second home expenses (David Cameron is apparently worth £30m – nearly all of which is inherited. Which, of course, is entirely fair):

2003-04:  £20,328
2004-05:  £20,902
2005-06:   £21,293.86
2006-07:  £20,563

 I think that’s a point everyone needs to consider.


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