Politicians have to make decisions that affect the lives of others every day. That's part of their job. And sometimes such decisions will be unpopular. But at the very least, those affected by the decisions have the right to expect that those making them will have some idea what they are doing. Not so with cuts to disability benefits however.
Today in the Daily Mail we read how Mr Cameron is hiring a personal trainer to help him deal with stiff muscles and joints.
This trainer is apparently costing our intrepid leader £250 per hour. PER HOUR. That's pretty close to the amount paid per month to someone claiming DLA at the highest rate for mobility (and you need more than stiff muscles and joints to qualify for that) and the lowest level of care. Imagine.... one hour against a whole month. Better still, take time to do some maths here. If that trainer worked just 8 hours a day, five days a week for four weeks it would be £10,000! Staggering stuff, eh?
Yet this government has presided over - and encouraged with all its 'government sources' leaks - the most shameful villification of the sick and disabled in living history. Even though DLA is given to those who can work (as well as those who cannot) it is to be replaced by a personal independence payment.
Think about it. Personal Independence Payment. Well, it all depends what you mean by independence, really, doesn't it? Because the sort of independence one can buy on £275 per month is quite different from the sort of independence you might expect for £250 per hour.
We're all in it together? Live in the real world, Dave.