It's not that often I agree with Liz Jones, but this article really did have me nodding along as I munched my morning repast:
As a woman with no children, I am constantly outraged, too, at the way the Government heaps incentives upon prospective parents.
Money for fruit and veg, child support, baby's trust fund, help with childcare, flexible bloody working, tax breaks. Never mind the ludicrous idea of putting IVF on the NHS, as if having a baby were a God-given right and not a blessing.
I believe that women should pay for the services of a midwife and health visitor. I don't have a child in education, so how about the Government gives me some money?
Quite bloody right!
Now I know that those of us who don't want to be mothers are usually considered mental and will end up with a certain number of cats but quite frankly it's much better than having to squeeze a melon out of a lemon, lactate everywhere and have your husband run off and bang his secretary because you smell of sick.
I fail to see why I should have my money taken from me and given to other people for their lifestyle choice.
I go to the gym a lot. That's quite good for me so how about I get a gym allowance?
Or because I'm now spawning potential voters does that not count?