Are we supposed to sympathise with a silly woman who lied to welfare officials to get more money?
More of my money and yours, by the way.
As a sob story, accordingly, what this bint did does not amount to much.
But the Herald on Sunday is dining out on it here.
A young mother facing a new life in India has spoken of her regret after telling Work and Income she had split from her husband so she could get a bigger benefit.
Now the family faces an uncertain future as her husband is ordered out of the country.
So – have we got this right? – she did the lying but he is being ordered out.
And she deserves our sympathy – why, exactly?
Or is the story merely intended to serve as a lesson against lying?