With the economy remaining sluggish, it is no longer a rarity to see news of closed shops, failed businesses and company administrations. But it isn't just businesses receiving final demands for payment - debt in the UK has become personal. It is said that most of us are only one or two pay packets from bankruptcy.
Many people are complaining that your hot baked goods tax is just another way of taking a swipe at the working classes, who apparently eat nothing but Greggs's produce. It's alleged that you've failed yet again to tax silly middle class fripperies and have chosen to fire your budgetary bullets at foods so common that you can't even remember eating them.
In 1992 the lonely hearts section of the internet was dominated by the kind of socially inadequate wackadoodles that collect badger porn and stroke your bottom on public transport. Fast forward 20 years and these websites are fronted by attractive young professionals with long swishy hair and pearly white TV presenter smiles.
Scroll down for the full image of Nadya Suleman (almost) in her birthday suit and many more pictures Her octuplets have just turned three, so what...
As a society, at face value we do take the welfare of our children seriously. But scratch beneath the surface and it is not so clear. In 2011, almost 45,000 people across the UK contacted the NSPCC with concerns about a child - a 29% increase on the previous year. But 56% of people whose call to the NSPCC was so serious it needed further action said they had been concerned about the child for at least a month. Over a quarter had waited at least six months to report their concerns.