“It’s been a year and a half since her troubled husband left the family, leaving Sally to look after their five children alone.
The DLA used to go on things like console games for Connor (what for other children is a treat is, to him, a rigid routine that calms him). He cries when his mum reminds him they can’t afford it now. An autistic child doesn’t understand benefits being stopped, says Kim. “It’s just, ‘Mummy won’t let me play with it’.”
I confess, I stopped reading there. I mean, given governmental incompetence, there must be some genuine cases of ‘no fault’ hardship out there.
So why does it seem as if Frances Ryan and the ‘Guardian’ can’t find any?
I thought of Julia’s comments when I read today’s anti-Trump offering from the BBC – which appeared on their front page this morning – covering the vital issue of what Indians in Delhi thought of his trying to speak Hindi. They manage to find six Indians, all of whom – naturally – are unimpressed and anti-Trump. In a city of almost ten million people the BBC was apparently unable to find anyone who liked the guy, but a closer inspection shows perhaps they were scraping the barrel in the other direction. Consider this quote:
Hitesh Yadav, a management professional, said he wasn’t surprised by the video.
“If he wins, the world will become more unsafe, including India. He will try to shut down call centres in India,” he said.
In summary, the BBC set about trying to find people who don’t like Trump in a city of ten million people, yet were forced to include in their offerings somebody who thinks India will be less safe because he wants to shut down call centres. It makes you wonder what quotes didn’t make the cut.