We're going to have a system where the middle classes are discouraged from breeding because it's jolly expensive." Tory peer claims welfare changes encourage poor to 'breed' - Telegraph Oh dear, Howard Flight has committed the biggest sin in C21st British politics. He has said what we all know to be true and what we all, secretly of course, think. I fear that until people can actually point out the absurdity of paying people "bonuses" to be on benefits without being accused of "classist" behaviour, then the deficit stands little chance of any organic improvement. that nice Mr Milliband actually apologised because his government hadn't done enough in this area during its 13 year tenure. He could have gone on to mention not doing enough in any area but we'll let that one go. CMD needs to stop rushing around putting band-aids on the perceived slights, such as Mr, soon to be Lord, Flight's. Most people I suspect see this sort of logic as pretty unassailable if perhaps a little "old school" to be actually publically embraced. After all, even the unwashed and unwaged get a vote. Instead of managing expectations and information, this government needs to remember it was elected to sort out the cluster of well-intentioned and sociology driven policies that have reduced our country to the bumbling mess it now stands up to its fetlocks in.