UK 23 November 2012 Quote of the Day Lord Freud on whether he's too wealthy to understand the benefits system. Sign up for our weekly email * 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. Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Five of Scotland’s most exciting general election battles The problem with Theresa May's Brexit message is that isn't true Commons Confidential: Could Corbyn's El Gato kick Larry out of Downing Street?