I’ll never forget trying to feed myself and my son on £10 a week. I was a single mum, absolutely skint and living hand to mouth, even after I started working as a trainee reporter for the Southend Echo, following 18 long months of looking for a job.
In all the stories about Jack Monroe I never did work out why the father of the child wasn’t chipping in.
It is still a legal requirement that he do so, isn’t it?
Then there’s this which is just stupid:
most benefits are paid to people in work, which means our taxes are bailing out the poverty-level wages paid by corporations who dole their profits out to shareholders rather than their staff
If they’re paid to staff then they’re not profits, are they?