A Tory council leader said Britons should take responsibility for the number of children they have when it comes to avoiding financial problems.
Talk to BBC NewsCouncilor Wayne Fitzgerald, Conservative Leader of Peterborough City Council, said: âFinances for many are essential. But there are other ways to generate money for your family.
“I think I would be one of the first to say here that families should take care of themselves, take care of themselves, the way they live their lives, the number of children they have, what they do with their money the jobs they have. “
The video sparked several reactions on Twitter.
Dave Harding said: “The obviously overweight Cllr Fitzgerald eats better than some in Peterborough.”
“Idiot me, I thought that the welfare of the people was the responsibility of the government,” said academic Maria Norris.
One Twitter user said: “I bet he won’t say that to Johnson’s face who just admitted exactly how many kids he has and asked a wealthy donor to pay for his wallpaper.”
Another added: âGuess what. Governments should take responsibility for destroying the supply chain, businesses, future and lives in this country when they get people to vote against their own interests.
âThe Conservative government is responsible for the suffering of families. “
Boris Johnson’s children
Last month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson finally confirmed he is a father of six by offering a glimpse into his murky private life.
Speaking to the Today Morning show, he was asked if he was a father of six, answering “yes”.
He said, âIt’s fantastic. It’s a lot of work, I’ll tell you.
âBut I love him, I absolutely love him. I change a lot of diapers.
Earlier this year, Conservative MP Sally-Ann Hart said some parents “expect the government to feed their children.”
Universal credit and Therese Coffey
The discussion of families’ financial responsibility comes as the government is determined to cut Universal Credit payments by Â£ 20 per week.
Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey suggested last month that people who lose that money could work overtime.
She said BBC breakfast: âI am aware that Â£ 20 per week is about two hours of extra work each week. We’ll see what we can do to help people get those extra hours, but ideally where to get better paying jobs.
Urged to ask people to work longer, Ms Coffey said: “It’s a temporary uprising recognizing that the reason it was introduced is coming to an end.”
She also said the country “has a record number of vacancies”.
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Therese Coffey suggests Universal Credit applicants work ‘overtime’ to make up for the Â£ 20 reduction