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How many prospective husbands did I ever meet, when I was the single mother of a baby, unable to work, stuck inside my flat, night after night, with barely enough money for life’s necessities? Should I have proposed to the youth who broke in through my kitchen window at 3am? Half a billion pounds, to send a message — would it not be more cost-effective, more personal, to send all the lower-income married people flowers?
Bloody hell. JK Rowling on the Tories’ plans to bung married couples 150 quid—fantastic.

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ultraruby
Apr. 14th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
Cor, that's brilliant.
strictlytrue
Apr. 14th, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
If she weren't already married, I would send her a proposal for writing this.

The first comment on the article is priceless, BTW. The absolute epitome of the futility of the have-your-say function.
chiller
Apr. 14th, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC)
Ooh, isn't she lovely?
uitlander
Apr. 14th, 2010 04:00 pm (UTC)
Very nicely put. I am particularly enjoying it having had someone try to suggest that I am a child hater that is willfully attempting to destroy our species by expressing my displeasure at the proposed bung for married couples.
fiat_knox
Apr. 14th, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
My word, those words just about redeem her.
ozgirlabroad
Apr. 14th, 2010 07:11 pm (UTC)
Just ace.
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