Who’s advising our MP?

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I’M beginning to wonder if South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck isn’t having the mickey taken out of her by her advisors.

How else to explain her bizarre claim that exorbitant funeral costs are causing families to perform ad hoc burials in their gardens, presumably alongside the family hamsters.

That said, her basic point is a sound one: the costs of funerals are ridiculously high, it almost amounts to taking advantage of the grief-stricken, who are probably in many cases in no state of mind to argue costs.

Brian Miles,

By e-mail.