A smug-faced Chancellor Osborne lived up to his Mr Bean looks Wednesday delivering another crackpot budget.
The spin and hyperbole were as always spot on but as usual the devil is in the detail and it did not take long for the July 8 budget to be ripped apart at the seams.
Young people took a huge financial hit in the budget but so did the 'working poor'.
Unless you are earning a wage that takes you out of benefit entitlements entirely expect a hit.
You can be quite well off and still get free school meals for your child until they reach a certain age and that one is thanks to the previous coalition government. Whether it will be maintained in the long run who can tell. You can also get up to 30 hours of free childcare, announced July 8, but there the 'generosity' toward families ends.
From April if you dare to have a third child while in receipt of benefits it will be ignored. There will be no additional benefits to help with the cost of the child. If after April you become unemployed and already have more than two kids the same applies.
Will the first instance increase the number of pregnancy terminations in the UK?
Iain Duncan Smith, the loathsome man behind most of the welfare cuts, is a father of four. His wife is Elizabeth "Betsy" Fremantle, daughter of the 5th Baron Cottesloe and they live in a country house belonging to his father-in-law's estate in Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire. His wealth is estimated in excess of £1m, and it continues to grow by after-dinner speaking for a fee.
That brief bio illustrates why this man can never relate to the ordinary working public of the UK.
He was challenged to live on £7.57 a day, or £53 a week after saying it was easy for people to do so. He refused and became petulant. More recently he made headlines after it was revealed he claimed £39 for a breakfast on his parliamentary expenses.
On July 1 we reported Iain Duncan Smith’s official parliamentary credit card was suspended after he ran up more than £1,000 in expenses debts, according to records.
In other words he hasn't a clue how most people live.
He was kept in the shadows during the 2015 Tory election campaign as he is universally disliked.
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