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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2354396/Benefits-mother-11-Heather-Frost-weeks-away-500k-luxury-eco-home-paid-taxpayer.html

A jobless mother-of-11 dubbed the 'Benefits Queen' is weeks away from moving into a £500,000 luxury eco-home, paid for by the taxpayer.

Heather Frost 37, given the name after it was revealed she has never worked in her life, has had the six-bedroom home custom built for her and her large brood near Tewkesbury, in Gloucestershire.

She is said to have been given the specially built house after complaining about her current 'nightmare' living arrangements.

She and her family currently live in two houses in Churchdown, Gloucestershire, which have been knocked through to make one home.

The idyllic rural home which Ms Frost is set to get the keys to has been described as an eco-mansion designed to reduce energy and water consumption and let in as much natural light as possible.

It had previously been valued at around £400,000, but local estate agents have estimated the value to be nearer £500,000.

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There is said to be a large garden backing on to open farmland in picturesque Gloucestershire. The dream home was built to specification.

Tewkesbury Borough Council came up with the idea for the eco-house after selling a plot of land in the town to Severn Vale Housing association for a discounted price of £210,000.

The condition of the sale was that one of 15 homes they were building on the site would be given to Ms Frost and her family.

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A biological point of view would be "Survival of the fittest"

She has discovered the best way to maximise reproductive capacity in her environment. Just 8 generations of this strategy would produce 214 million benefit maximising offspring.

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A biological point of view would be "Survival of the fittest"

She has discovered the best way to maximise reproductive capacity in her environment. Just 8 generations of this strategy would produce 214 million benefit maximising offspring.

Indeed.This is the area of welfare that needed the reform by limiting child tax credits (and the housing benefit that adds up with it) to two children.That was the big reform welfare needed and it would of solved most of the problems that go with it.

The fact the government decided to go after people who lose their jobs and get £72 a week all in is why the DWP budget is still going through the roof and the welfare reforms so far have been a total failure.

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It had previously been valued at around £400,000, but local estate agents have estimated the value to be nearer £500,000

That was yesterday, so probably best to work on about £600,000 now.

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Indeed.This is the area of welfare that needed the reform by limiting child tax credits (and the housing benefit that adds up with it) to two children.That was the big reform welfare needed and it would of solved most of the problems that go with it.

The fact the government decided to go after people who lose their jobs and get £72 a week all in is why the DWP budget is still going through the roof and the welfare reforms so far have been a total failure.

Can you imagine the shitstorm from limiting benefits to 2 kids?

Would make current protests look like consumate approval

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Can you imagine the shitstorm from limiting benefits to 2 kids?

Would make current protests look like consumate approval

Yes but you simply change the child element of tax credits to a family element.Or you could increase the amounts for the 1st child and cut in half the amounts for 2nd+ children.It gets the same result but would be much easier to sell.

They would have to make it only for the future of course but its the reform that is needed and will happen.In fact I expect something very similar to be in the Conservatives manifesto.

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They would have to make it only for the future of course but its the reform that is needed and will happen.In fact I expect something very similar to be in the Conservatives manifesto.

I don't or in some parallel universe Conservative manifesto.

The BBC would make mincemeat of it, on a par with a politico saying "house prices much crash."

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I don't or in some parallel universe Conservative manifesto.

The BBC would make mincemeat of it, on a par with a politico saying "house prices much crash."

Trust me something along these lines will be in the next Conservative manifesto.I would expect rather than limit the amount of children they cut the payment amounts after the fist child,or first two children.IDS has floated the idea four times already and Cameron has also mentioned it several times.

Also remember it wouldn't affect anyone the day it was brought in,only going forward if people chose to have more than two children.

The Conservatives will make welfare the main thrust of policy for the manifesto as its the ground Labour is weakest on.That and no housing benefit for under 25s are the two most likely things they will have in.Also perhaps means testing certain disability benefits.

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