Unwittingly, I’m sure, as her column deals with the Westminster proposals to ensure fat people on council tax and housing benefit go to the gym on their doctor’s advice, on pains of having their welfare payments docked:
There are two questions inside this ghastly story, and the first is the central question posed by this Tory-led coalition: who is entitled to the state’s largesse? What is it for?
To Tanya, you see, it’s the state’s money.
You? You’re just permitted to have a portion of it. Think of it as pocket money from a benevolent father.
And we wonder why the socialists behave so much like children…