Read this fantastic piece in the Guardian yesterday on the train up to London.
It's about why the government's promise to end child poverty has failed told primarily through the experiences of a single mother-of-two who lives in Bristol.
I was all excited to be heading up to the Big Smoke (if you're in the sticks then seeing electric lights and horseless carriages amazes you). Having read the piece it made me very angry and quite ashamed. Need to put that anger to good use.
Donpaskini wrote a very good post taking apart Labour MP Tom Harris who made a recent foray into the world of young mums and morality. Tom doesn't seem to have any clear ideas about what to do other than be morally outraged (not at the poverty, mind you, but the having children bit). I wonder what he's got to offer Louise, who is the focus of the Guardian piece, other than indignation?