Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Modern Britain in a nutshell

This story from The Telegraph.

She knows her daughter hangs out with friends in the street, drinking cans of lager and smoking pot, but says she is simply glad Sam is not "a proper drunk" and has not graduated to harder drugs.

The kid is 13 - so not graduated to harder drugs yet. Or at least, not as far as the mother is aware.

Mrs Holt, a jobless single mother with two other grown-up children who smokes 20 cigarettes a day herself, said giving them out as a reward "works".

"I don't see the point in punishing her. If I ground her, I'm just punishing myself because I have to put up with her in the house," she said.

So better to shove her out on the street where others have to put up with her. Can't have poor old jobless, single mother Mrs Holt (Mrs?) being upset can we - she might forget to claim a benefit.

Her daughter lost her virginity at 12, has had four sexual partners in one year - but only sleeps with "boyfriends".

That's alright then.

2 comments:

JuliaM said...

"..single mother Mrs Holt (Mrs?) ..."

Obviously there once existed a Mr. Holt. No doubt he got tired of keeping her.

Now we, the taxpayers, keep her instead..

Stan said...

Assuming of course that Mr Holt actually had a job - other than filling in benefit claim forms.