Return of the pauper’s funeral
In austerity Britain life for many is a struggle – and now, so is death: a combination of dwindling state support and soaring funeral costs is leaving hard-pressed families dependent on the council to bury their loved ones
Somebody, somewhere, needs to explain how the local council is not actually the state supporting those without enough money to bury loved ones.
I dunno about you but I’m pretty sure they are part of the state. They get to pass laws (OK, only by-laws but still), levy taxes and spend tax money. This is, erm, the state, isn’t it?