Parents penalised for offering travel and culture to kids

This couple were in court today for taking their kids abroad on holiday for 1 week. They were fined £630, £300 costs and £63 victim surcharge. So you can work (paying tax to government) save up and take your kids on holiday to have some quality family time and let your children experience culture and travel, and be fined (money to go to government again). My son was off school for three months due to an accident, it took the education department two months to arrange a home tutor. He will sit his GCSE’s in just over a year. Who do I issue our fine to for them failing to provide continuous education, which they are obliged to do so. I calculate they owe us thousands, and lets not forget to add on the teacher training days and strike days. There is no justice, the fine this couple received is more than most fines for drink driving or burglary! Just another way of controlling a part of society. Finally the law they refer to is ambiguous and subject to interpretation as it states ‘regular basis’. I consider regular to be something you do often, not necessarily every day, therefore cannot see how they can enforce this upon someone whose children are otherwise present in school, barr a week for a holiday! Grrrr…..Rant over!
SORRY FOR THE CAPITALS, I AM RATHER RILED!
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http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/uk/couple-fined-for-termtime-holiday-29919871.html

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Benefit baloney

http://sorrelish.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/7-reasons-why-you-should-stop-bitching.html?m=1

This is the best blog post I have seen with regards to the current issue we have in relation to benefits.  As I mentioned the other day when I wrote about Benefits Street, the media have done a sterling job painting all benefit claimants as lazy jobless layabouts living a life of luxury.  The harsh reality is this could not be further from the truth.

I really hope that the general public open their eyes and see what the reality is, rather than just repeating what is written or shown in the media.

 

B.