Highly amusing to see the new Aberconwy Tory MP Guto Bebb throw his toys out of the pram at the first Tory-Lib Dem attack on the welfare state.
As the ever excellent Blogmenai points out, whatever can have possessed the high-earning father of five to come out against proposed cuts in Child Benefit for those earning more than £44,000?
I happen to agree with Bebb but for vastly different reasons. Child Benefit, like the State Pension, is a universal benefit and when the state starts to means test benefits, there's only one way that can go.
This first assault on universal benefits will only hit the very affluent - less than 10 per cent of people in Wales earn more than £44,000 a year. But this government will no doubt lower the threshold at every budget and, before we know it, it's entirely possible that the majority of people will be excluded from what were universal benefits.