Isn't it about time that people got their priorities in focus? The first priority for any parent is surely their child. We (myself and my husband) have coped for more than 15 months being unemployed and living on meagre state benefits, with no savings to cushion us. I would rather eat bread and drink water than leave my children to fend for themselves.
Let's get our priorities right and stop making excuses or using an event such as this to justify other social/political issues.