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Mick Philpott: the Sun calls it ‘state-subsidised manslaughter of children’

by | 8th, April 2013

House fire in Allenton

MICK Philpott continues to occupy minds at the Sun. Today we read in that paper that the man who killed six of his children in a fire will be cleaning his prison wing for £14 a day. Unless he doesn’t.

The problem with Philpott is that the story is over but the Sun wants it to linger. Why? Well, Philpott is being made to stand for something. No, not how a violent, woman-stabbing thug killed so many innocents. No. Michael Philpott is meant to be a emblem of the Welfare State’s failing. Following the Daily Mail’s jump the shark moment, the Sun delivered its verdict:

Today the Sun reveals what the jury couldn’t be told: Philpott had tried to murder an earlier girlfriend. We hope he never sees freedom. Likewise, let’s hope this is the last time the State unwittingly subsidises the manslaughter of children.”

Blimey!

And then it was changed to read:

Today the Sun reveals what the jury couldn’t be told: Philpott had tried to murder an earlier girlfriend. We hope he never sees freedom. And let’s hope this is the last time
the State unwittingly subsidises a monster like Philpott.”

Do you see what they did there?



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