This is so hard to believe that you’ll need to check it out as it is true.
A local woman widely known as Short Fat Fanny told me at a Scottish Tory meeting that she was protesting because she couldn’t get benefit for her third child. I asked why not and she was amazed that your roving investigative reporter had not heard of the rape clause.
“What’s “the rape clause”? I asked innocently.
“Ye English are aal the same,” she said as banged me on the shoulder. “Ye knaa nowt.”
I protested I was Geordie and Fanny said I should knaa better.
“If you claim for a third child you divvent git benefit unless you can prove ye were raped.”
I stared at her in disbelief. “Ye didn’t knaa, did ye? It’s because aal those Tory papers don’t report it cause they’re ashamed aboot it.
I said she might be right but they should be ashamed about more than that.