The principle of removing child benefit from the better off is OK with me as it is with the 85% of folk who were asked about it in a recent opinion poll. Yes, I know there are difficulties to sort out which the media have obsessed about all week but to see Labour and others on the left of British politics in effect saying that the well off should keep the payments even in our difficult financial circumstances is at best bizarre! Labour still feel that they have to oppose everything the Coalition Government does and this despite whichever Miliband won their recent leadership election almost repeating the words of Charles Kennedy when he made reference to something like ‘constructive opposition’. British politics is negative to the point of making some of the participants look ridiculous. Labour batting for the well off, what next, the Tories worrying about the poor?