Barrow dad wanted to spend drug profits on Christmas gifts
Last updated at 16:40, Tuesday, 04 December 2012
A FATHER-OF-TWO took to growing cannabis in a bid to give his children a Christmas to remember.
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Give the lad a break!
Any benefit he claimed while being a "drugs dealer" should be returned to the relevent agency as he earning an income. He cant be claiming sickness benefit (as he is well enough to work), or JCP (he had a job). It may be an illegal job, but he should not be on benefit. No doubt tax payers are also paying for his accommodation as well where this illegal activity was occuring.
People who clearly break the law and are claiming benefit should have the option of being paid in currancy removed. They should be isssed with vouchers, so they limited to spending their "benefit" on food etc and not have the option to be able to spend it on buying drug paraphanalia, alcohol, tobacco or tattoos. This individual would surely agree as it would ensure his "benefit" would be used on his children which is why he said he was committing this crime. I feel sorry for the children who are a generation growing up thinking this is how to behave. Best thing you can do for these kids is get them out of the benefit trap and get a job so they have a positive make role model in their lives.
Put some money back into the system that pays for you to exist.
Stop being a victim and do something to make your kids proud instead of being embarrassed by you.
above comments are all fair and well but you dont know the half of it, the lad smokes..who doesnt? after all said and done its better than him trying to sell crack and smack so at the end of the day he is trying to provide a better xmas for his family and hes doing whateva must be done to ensure that. the law needs to get a grip and legalise it asap, i bet if uk had same laws the dutch have there wouldnt be much winging hookers right down cornwallis street with smoke bars, everyone would be chilling enjoying life instead of burgaling everyone.