While I have some sympathy can anyone actually say what this huge amount is? 10%? 49%? 1%?
If under Cobyn's SWP-lite OAPs with private pensions are 'stealing the bread out of the mouths of the poor' by claiming the state pensions they've paid-into, surely women who were able to afford sanitary products should be demonised if they took advantage of this freebie? Are sanity products going to be means-tested? Will there be boards of enforcers checking ladies aren't claiming? "With Wings" considered luxury items? Only government specified supplies? (think 'Government property toilet paper)