George Osborne will today announce plans to limit the amount of children people who earn less than £40,000 a year can have. While he raises prescription charges for the same group and places a high rate of tax on contraception as well as supporting Jeremy Hunt's call for a 14 week limit for abortion.
"People with too many children are a drain on society." Osborne told BBC Breakfast. "If they keep on having children then we will have to take them away. The excess children will be taken into special homes and trained up to be under maids and hall boys so they can staff the large houses in the country. It was a system that worked well in my grandfathers day."
The news has met with anger from groups working with the underprivileged. "2012 is the bicentenary of Charles Dickens birth and we have a government who are trying to take Britain back to the country Dickens sought to reform through his work."
Education Secretary Michael Gove told 'Today' "I'm very supportive of this move, as it will take a lot of poor children out of the school system. We really need a zero tolerance on poor people keeping children so that we can make schools the preserve of the middle class."
The new laws will come in to force next month and will be accompanied with legislation to jail parents who try and hide their children from the authorities.