And then today, up pops John Hemming, ever in pursuit of a soundbite to appease his Tory voters.
Hit by the bedroom tax? John's got the answer. Again.
"There is also the option of taking in a lodger, even if it’s a family member. People in the private sector get a lodger if they are a bit short of cash. Well, right now the country is a bit short of cash. It’s an option."
It's obviously very sad when people lose their jobs, but they need to understand why it's in everyone's interest"