Margaret “snatcher” Thatcher ended free school milk for children over seven. In his keynote speech today, David Cameron made a grab for childrens’ Tooth Fairy money.
In a series of lukewarm anecdotes, the prime minister announced plans to reduce the deficit with a 100% levy on transactions relating to milk teeth:
I got a letter from a six year old girl called Niamh with a pound coin stuck to it. And there was a note from her mum which said “Dear Mr Cameron… after hearing about the budget, Niamh wanted to send you her tooth fairy money to help.”
There we are, George – nearly there.
Hey, Cameron, leave those kids alone!
Hat-tip: Laurie Penny