Remember a year before the last election when Gordon Brown bribed pensioners will an extra £200 fuel rebate, whether they needed it or not? Well, he's at it again. Apparently, according to the Sunday Times, he is going to give everyone who receives Child Benefit a payment of £150 to help them with fuel bills. Repeat, everyone who receives child benefit will get it. It will cost around £1 billion.
Would it not be better to target those who actually need the money, rather than give a good proportion of it to those who don't. Sorry, silly me. Those who actually need it probably don't vote at all or already vote Labour, don't they?