Cockpunch to the bloke, aptly named Dick, from Cartmel, who phoned into You and Yours - R4 a few minutes ago. The programme is about ‘workers living in poverty’ He has five income streams, his wife took early retirement from the NHS and has a private pension, he receives the full state pension, they both work 3 days a week and he owns a holiday home that he rents out. He’s complaining that ‘for things like holidays etc’ they have to use money from their savings and doesn’t think he should have to do that.
That’s not poverty, you stupid fucker. Listen to the other poor buggers on the programme who live on soup, depend on food banks or can’t pay their rent without leaving themselves short of money for their food shopping. The thought of a holiday to them probably never enters their heads. That’s poverty.