I am starting a separate thread as I think it is very wrong to link the subject to the Philpotts case.
According to the Daily Mail, which would certainly not minimise the figures, there are 100,000 families with four or more children in receipt of benefits. There are only 900 with 8 or more children. This hardly makes such families a huge drain on the exchequer.
I take the same view as I do about the death penalty - better a small number of feckless people should receive benefits than that a large number of responsible parents should be deprived. Of course, some people come onto benefits through illness, death, divorce or redundancy after their children have been born.
No, I am not advocating large families per se or condoning fecklesness and Yes, I am a UK tax payer.
I would liike to know how anybody suggests that the state can limit family size - the Chinese solution?
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