Statler and I are good Daily Mail readers. It worries us when we see people increasingly dependent on the welfare state.
A young man on horseback ran up the garden path waving a parchment at us. On it was a note bearing the news that the Council now has FIVE family couples compared to the ONE (the Palmers) before 2006.
March 2007 Council expenses claimed:
Top place: £2,824.69 Harts (John and Helena - Father and Daughter)
Second: £2,711.19 Cohens (Melvin and Dean - Father and Son)
Third: £2,509.37 Tambourides (Andreas and Joanna - Married)
Fourth: £2,446.24 Palmers (Monroe and Susette - Married)
Fifth: £2,320.14 Salingers (Brian and Catherine - Married)
Let's hope these families don't get caught in the poverty trap.