large families

Don't start me talking.......

You know what it's like. You're sitting there quietly minding you own business when two men of a certain age start holding forth about something they obviously know nothing about. You try to ignore it: it's none of your business. But the voices get louder and louder as they become more passionate in their uninformed conviction. The first lines of 'Oliver's Army' are repeating themselves in your head:

'Don't start me talking/I could talk all night/ My mind goes sleepwalking/While I'm putting the world to right'.

Large families, MPs and Hume's test

Large families, MPs and Hume’s test

Where's the fairness in this?

The Prime Minister gave a speech on welfare today in which he gives various examples of the 'mess of perverse incentives, mind-numbing complexity and real unfairness' bequeathed to the coalition by the previous government. I'm interested in this one: