Congratulations to the "Benefits Scroungers"



"So I broke into the palace/With a sponge and a rusty spanner/She said, "I know you and you cannot sing"/I said, "That's nothing you should hear me play piano"

It's been a long time since Morrissey has said anything witty or interesting. Usually nowadays he bemoans the fact that animals are still eaten. Yawn! Still, I thought his comment that the Royals are just "benefits scroungers" was quite incisive. There's not many on State benefits who can command such public adulation, vast media attention and get the taxpayer to pay for palaces, corgis and massive weddings. Mind you, there's not many who can command such a high rate of benefits allowances. Every now and then they do some volunteering, but then so do a lot of people on benefits. I don't think Morrissey is in line for a knighthood, somehow! Still, it is important that Catholic musicians only accept knighthoods from Catholics...

May God bless the wedding of Kate and William and grant them a long and happy future together. I wonder whether the Royal Wedding will result in more people getting married and taking marriage seriously. Most people on state benefits can't afford it, of course, but it is good that marriage should receive some good PR today.

Comments

Fr Tim Finigan said…
People on state benefits could always try their Catholic Church if at least one of them is a Catholic and they intend to take marriage seriously. Any decent priest would waive the (modest) fees. If you find a priest who won't do that, look around for someone who will.
1569 Rising said…
Don't be so grudgingly miserable.
Morrissey has contributed absolutely nothing to the general happiness of the society which he feeds off.

Your 2nd paragreph is, I assume, an attempt to placate those of us who are offended by the 1st paragraph.

It didn't work, I am offended!
Fr Tim, I think there is a problem in that poor couples on state benefits might find it harder to welcome children, part of being faithful Catholic.

A lot of priests wouldn't marry a couple on State benefits, I think, since they would be deemed unable to provide for a family.

Marriage is something for people with money. The poor don't marry.
...rarely marry is better phrase.