I genuinely didn’t think it was possible for me to have more contempt for the Mail. It turns out I was completely and utterly wrong:
I think that pretty much everyone who’s heard this story of the Philpot family will have been deeply saddened and upset. It is a very bizzare tale of a couple conspiring to set alight their own home and implicate someone else. Ultimately, six children lost their lives in this fire. The Philpots will be sentenced today for manslaughter.
Of course you can trust the Mail to provide a different angle. There is much to be said about this story but according to those wise social commentators at DM it’s emblematic of the Welfare Culture of Britain. The implication is clear, anyone on benefits may be just like them.
This leaves me with a question, which is more revolting; implying that all benefit claimants are like them or using the death of six children to further an agenda?
I am really not sure, but I am astounded, once again by the vileness of the Daily Mail.