A POOR SHOW FOR KIDS
China’s enforced two-child policy provokes international outrage – even though Harry and Meghan have just voluntarily adopted it.
Only an oppressive communist regime would be so cruel, right? Wrong.
The UK does it. And the Child Poverty Action Group showed how grim that is.
Nearly 600,000 kids are affected, six in 10 in working families struggling to make ends meet.
The limit restricts Universal
Credit and tax credits worth £2,780 a year to the first two children. As CPAG boss Alison Garnham (pictured) says, child three wouldn’t be turned away from hospital or school – yet they are denied essential financial support.
She adds: “This nasty policy says some children are more deserving than others.”
Third children shoulder the burden of elder siblings blaming them for losing school trips, football clubs or swimming lessons.
And some babies are denied life when their mums are forced into terminating pregnancies rather than giving birth to a third mouth they cannot afford to feed. Matt Hancock and Amber Rudd really should get together.
Not in a “go get a room” sense, more in a data sharing way. Welfare Secretary Amber knows who’s on benefits and qualifies for free prescriptions.
Health Secretary Matt doesn’t, and so far this year has fined 829,626 patients for claiming freebies fraudulently.
But he falsely accused 103,455 – one in eight – who had penalties cancelled. What a Han-cock-up.