Boris on where the £47,547.40 in child benefit (his calculation) has gone:
“We’re looking at 10 half-decent ski holidays here, or about five luxury safaris. We could have laid down a cellarful of Chateau Lafite, or picked up an Old Master drawing, or a share of a lovely little place in Spain.”
This is probably intended to be an argument against Child Benefit. But it’s not exactly an argument for Boris Johnson…
Most people facing cuts are looking at more serious drawbacks than downsizing their ski holidays. But then again, most people facing cuts aren’t paid £250,000 for their second job, and wouldn’t call it “chickenfeed”.