Anyone that knows me personally will know that I do not like the majority of what Katie Hopkins has to say, pretty much every time she opens her mouth … However an argument this week between Katie Hopkins and Katie Price has left me feeling gobsmacked that for once at least in part, I have to agree with Katie Hopkins.
It was reported via the Telegraph yesterday that Katie Price and Katie Hopkins clashed over the fact tax payers foot the bill for Katie Prices son Harvey to get to and from the specialist school in London. Katie Price also claimed it would cost her £1,000 a day to get Harvey to School and so for Katie Hopkins to think she should fund this out of her own pocket Katie Price responded with “’Do you know how f***ing expensive that would be? Ridiculous”
Currently transport for Children with disabilities is protected via Education law, to ensure that every child with a disability can get the schooling support they need. So legally by allowing the local council to fund this transport she is not doing anything wrong in the eyes of the law, but for me this is morally wrong.
Katie Hopkins, responded with “if you can afford to pay for something you should pay for it and you shouldn’t rely on the government, I think that’s wrong.” And I have to say as much as it chokes me to say it …. Well Done Katie Hopkins!
Personally I think it’s disgusting that a large percentage of folks in this country think about entitlement instead of morality.
So for me lets start at the beginning, many families with children who face disability both mentally and physically have more to pay out in terms of accessing support for their child and for me yes, they should have the financial support they need, however Katie Price is a multimillionaire and when she bought her current property (miles from the school Harvey needs to attend) she chose that knowing that the distance was excessive … she obviously did not consider the commute, time, nor cost .. She has the funds to purchase a home anywhere without batting an eyelid at the cost compared to many who have no such option. Not to mention a biological father that what ever the choice is for access, he should still be financially supporting his son too? … Again no small earner there.
I think the top and bottom of this for me is that Katie Price is obviously legally taking a service on offer for her Son, but should we be questioning if this is fair instead of blaming her, after all the goverment says she is entitled?
No doubt people will be divided on opinions .. But for me I feel there has to be some sort of means testing before the country is drained due to entitlement?
What are you views?
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