Vile Product

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.



  • Smogo says:

    There’s a comment under the online article along the lines of, “This is just the tip of the iceberg. There must be millions more like them out there.”

    I suspect that commenter never actually leaves his house.

  • Claire says:

    Funny how many people ‘know’ people who milk the state, cheat and steal and yet never seem to do anything about it. Like report them or something. I suppose (and I’m guessing wildly here) that they don’t actually know anyone who comes into those categories.
    But to state that ‘there must be millions more like them’ – like Smogo says they don’t actually leave the house. Nor do they have any idea how big/many a million is, never mind millions in the plural.