"Going down the Pan"
A father of fourteen children is demanding a larger house to share with his wife, girlfriend and eight children. Mick Philpott, 49, says that his four-bedroom council house in Allenton, south of Derby, is too small.
He lives with Lisa Willis, who is expecting his fifteenth child, and his wife, Mairead. Mrs Philpott, 25, has four children, aged 7, 6, 3 and 2, who live at the house. Miss Willis, 22, is stand-in mother to a six-year-old from another relationship, and mother to three other children living there, aged 4, 2 and 11 months. Mr Philpott has six children, aged from 19 years to 5 months, with other women. When two or more of his children visit, he says, he has to sleep in a tent in the garden.
The family get £2,000 a month in benefits. Mr Philpott, who is unemployed, said that the council had failed him, adding: "I think the country is going down the pan."
I agree with him, definitely going down the pan...
Though it might help if he slept in the tent more often, on his own!