Sunday, September 09, 2007

Against Stupidity The Gods Themselves Battle In Vain

All expectant mothers are to be given a one-off payment of around £120 that they will be encouraged to spend on fresh fruit and vegetables as a way of protecting their children from diseases and incurable conditions later in life.

The feckless will spend it on lager or put it towards a larger plasma TV, those non-feckless who already buy fruit and veg will continue to do so and spend the money in Mothercare, the remainder will spend it as they see fit. The one thing you can be pretty sure about is that it will make damn-all difference to the amount of fruit and veg consumed by pregnant women. I wonder if you can claim the money then ask for an abortion ? I bet you can, because the first few months are the most important from a nutritional perspective. BPAS will be asking its 'clients' "have you claimed your £120 ?".


Sources told The Observer that the government accepts that some of the 630,000 women who become pregnant each year may choose not to spend the money on healthy food.

Alas there's only one suitable expression. No s***, Sherlock ?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The phrase 'Bread and circuses' comes to mind

Dave said...

Whats worse is a lot of degenerates will use the extra money for more alcohol and drugs while pregnant.

verity said...

It's a socialist government. They don't serve coffee in their offices; they serve cups of stupid.

OTOH, a "caring" government (who ever asked a government to be "caring" rather than "administrative"?) does win those votes, for those who know how to form an X in the box, does it not?

CCTV said...

Tax Free no doubt....

British National Party member said...

Or, "Those whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad." And we must be mad, literally mad.

The abortion question is the first one that came to my mind too.

JuliaM said...

Well, corner newsagents, Lidls, plasma tv salesmen and JustSport shops will be welcoming this news, even if all you heartless cynics are poo-poohing it! ;)

Mike Davies said...

Another website, bureaucracy, database etc, just like this existing one, which presumably they could have used-
http://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/
I believe you can still swap 2.80's worth of healthy start vouchers for 10 cigs in the corner shops.

Anonymous said...

Who is surprised? This is Gordon Brown. Take money from taxpayers, distribute to clients, receive votes.