Monday, 11 June 2012

Mr Pickles to the rescue

Problem families are destroying their own lives and those of their children, Eric Pickles said as he welcomed an expansion of a government scheme to help troubled families.

And just in the nick of time for over-stretched families like the Camerons, who would otherwise have to face an agonising choice between worrying that they might have absent-mindedly mislaid their offspring after a chillaxing pub session* or paying for a nanny out of their own pocket.

*I know exactly how they feel - small children are so unobtrusive that we have great difficulty remembering that ours actually exists.