Bedroom tax an iniquity equal to Maggie's horror
AS regular readers may know, I'm all for the underdog and, in most cases, anti-blue.
But I find the bedroom tax a particular affront to hard-working people.
A mother of 11 children, living on benefits, is to be given a new, yet to be built, three-bedroomed house in Gloucestershire, paid for from taxpayers' money, and will pay no bedroom tax.
William and Kate have been given a 10-bedroomed mansion by the Queen, with no bedroom tax to pay, even though many will be empty.
On Tyneside, a teacher's assistant, living in a three-bedroomed house, is told she must pay the bedroom tax on the two unoccupied bedrooms that belong to her boys, aged 20 and 16, while they are in the Army serving in Afghanistan.
Three different cases – who do you think comes off worst, due to the tax?
This is why I think the bedroom tax is an iniquity, equal to Thatcher's infamous poll tax.