The Staggers 23 November 2012 Quote of the Day Lord Freud on whether he's too wealthy to understand the benefits system. Print HTML You don't have to be the corpse to go to the funeral, which is the implied criticism there. Lord Freud, the peer in charge of the Government's welfare reforms, rejects claims that his wealthy background means he can't understand the reality of living on benefits. › Morning Call: pick of the papers Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. From only £1 per week Subscribe More Related articles The Fire Brigades Union reaffiliates to Labour - what does it mean? John Gray on the future of the state on the NS Podcast Could Labour lose the Oldham by-election?