Downing Street today disowned one of David Cameron's new peers after he claimed that Coalition welfare changes encourage “breeding” by the poor while putting the middle classes off having children.
Talking to the Evening Standard, multi-millionaire banker Howard Flight criticised Chancellor George Osborne's plan to strip child benefit from higher earners as an attack on wealthier families.
“We're going to have a system where the middle classes are discouraged from breeding because it's jolly expensive, but for those on benefit there is every incentive,” he said.
“Well that's not very sensible.”
A JOBLESS mother who has had her five children taken into care has vowed to keep having more babies until she is given a council house.
Lavine Samma, 28, who is pregnant with her sixth child in nine years by three different fathers, has been accused of cynically abusing the benefits system.
All of Samma’s children were taken into care after she was found guilty of neglect in 2007 and sentenced to a year in prison. She served six months.
She is currently three months pregnant with her fourth child by her asylum-seeking partner Damien Sewell.