Well I am gobsmacked, I would have thought the forum would be sinking under the weight of posts about the Tories utter balls up over child benefit but after a short period of reflection I realised that many here have a love affair with the â€˜Blue rinse brigadeâ€™ and to give them a taste of the stick would be perfidious. I mean have you ever heard of such an ill thought out irrational plan? Households where one person earns more than Â£44,000 will have the child benefit payments withdrawn, but families with two parents each earning Â£43,000 will still be able to claim it. The mind boggles at the ineptitude of these jesters. Then later this afternoon they announce that there will be a tax cut of married couples in 2015 and have the temerity to say it is nothing to do with the child benefit howler. If they can make a complete arse of something so relatively simple may your god help you when it comes to the defence of the realm?