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    Default Shoe shops to get sales boost

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...9/npreg109.xml

    "Women in their 29th week of pregnancy will be given a one-off payment of as much as £200 along with professional health advice on maintaining a balanced diet."

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    "But how they spend the money will not be monitored, prompting concern from health charities that it could be spent on unhealthy products such as cigarettes and alcohol."


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    You silly man. We cannot buy shoes when we are pregnant. Feet swell and change shape due to the hormones. My friend's feet went up a whole size!

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    surely that's all the more reason to buy new shoes..?

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    Lets face it. Anyone who doesn't fritter this money away and actually uses it on healthy food probably didn't need the £200 in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sysman View Post
    "Women in their 29th week of pregnancy will be given a one-off payment of as much as £200 along with professional health advice on maintaining a balanced diet."
    This of course assumes that they have a balanced diet to maintain. In fact, by the 29th week of pregnancy, they're probably subsisting almost entirely on coal smeared with marmalade.

    But yes, whatever their diet, any additional funds are going to be spent on shoes; or, at least, more so than anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sysman View Post
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...9/npreg109.xml

    "Women in their 29th week of pregnancy will be given a one-off payment of as much as £200 along with professional health advice on maintaining a balanced diet."

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    "But how they spend the money will not be monitored, prompting concern from health charities that it could be spent on unhealthy products such as cigarettes and alcohol."

    A Balanced Diet?
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    Why don't they sign them up for a box scheme...as if they'd spend it on vegetables...how naive can the government get...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muttley08 View Post
    Why don't they sign them up for a box scheme...as if they'd spend it on vegetables...how naive can the government get...
    Old git that I am, I remember a weekly or fortnightly trip to the local clinic for cod liver oil, and was it orange juice?

    Eeh bah gum, when I were a lad, we had lots of things you don't get today. Rickets, diphtheria, ringworm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sysman View Post
    Eeh bah gum, when I were a lad, we had lots of things you don't get today. Rickets, diphtheria, ringworm...
    Shouldnt that be attributed to Mike Harding circa 1978 or some such?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Gunman View Post
    Shouldnt that be attributed to Mike Harding circa 1978 or some such?
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