Well, we did pay Matthews to keep having children

Karen Matthews was convicted last week of kidnapping her daughter. The case is important, not because of what she did, horrible though that was, but what she has exposed. She opened our eyes to an underclass that most of us ignored or hoped would just go away. Matthews is the mother of seven children byContinue reading “Well, we did pay Matthews to keep having children”

Amid the bust, a boom in polite taxi drivers and cheap builders

So now we have it. Britain is in recession. How is life going to change? Despite the hardship and worry for many of us, there are unexpected benefits. Take taxi rides. The past 10 years have seen them become increasingly fraught. The plethora of Smartie-coloured control buttons, video screens and soothing voices leaves me screaming.Continue reading “Amid the bust, a boom in polite taxi drivers and cheap builders”