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 a week Subscribe More Related articles How can Britain become a nation of homeowners? The Tories are the zombie party: with an ageing, falling membership, still they stagger on to victory Will George Osborne soften the tax credit cuts for low-earners?