A lady called Stephanie Bottrill killed herself by stepping in front of motorway traffic. She left a suicide note blaming the government.
Yep, it was their fault. And, all the seething media that loves nothing more than an anti-government story, hyped up the tale of this distressed lady.
The truth about suicide is that it is rarely any single event that drives the person contemplating ending their life. It may be that a single event becomes the final straw, but the event alone is rarely the cause.
According to Ms Bottrill’s note the government’s ‘bedroom tax‘ was to blame. Apparently she was going to lose £20 a week because she lived alone in a three bedroomed house.
In other words, she thought she should have a right to have two empty unlived-in bedrooms for free. She didn’t care about the families with children who the house would have better suited.
Indeed, how many struggling families have had members commit suicide whilst waiting to be housed in the three bedroomed property they needed, but couldn’t have because some selfish single woman taking up an entire house wouldn’t downsize to a single bedroomed property in order to release the family home to, well, a family?
Of course, we don’t hear about them. They aren’t news. The leftie journalists controlling the news we hear about, only want the stories that depict the government as being in some way mean and nasty.
Surely it’s mean and nasty to keep a family out of a family home, and so giving the single person less money if they are rattling around in a huge property all on their own, is completely fair and justified.
The problem with those occupying social housing is that they somehow think they have a god-given right to free and completely paid for housing, and it should be theirs for life.
Social housing is a temporary fix and is assistance for those who can’t be bothered to live within their means or to get a job in order to afford housing like normal people have to.
So, sad as it might be that Ms Bottrill decided to kill herself, she did have plenty of other options. Neither she, nor the media hyping up her family can blame the government for her choice. If they had really cared about her they’d have done something to help her when she got into her fragile mental state in the first place.