Goodness me, I hope that the lady from Rodmell has broad shoulders, having been branded ‘right wing with obnoxious views’ and sporting jack boots, crew cut and tattoos.
As it happens, I also read the column that Mr Alan Baker made comment about but I read no more into it than was actually written.
I could speculate that the lady with Jack boots has had enough of seeing some of her legally thieved taxes wasted on supporting some wretches with self inflicted problems of umpteen variants. On the flip side, she has no problem with genuine claimants needing assistance short or long term.
As for Mr Baker’s rant, who knows what his angle is? Perhaps he is quite happy to have his taxes increased and pension pot ransacked to pay for those he feels so fondly for.