JMC why do you feel that it's hypocritical MIA are against a supermarket on Hibbert Lane not against supermarkets ! I have to shop outside of Marple as all my family are veggie and the Coop and Iceland despite numerous phone calls do not carry a good range of veggie stuff.
MIA also have low income families, people on benefits and disabled members and not one of them have ever said that they are living on the bread line.
My daughter has two very small children but works full time to afford the life style she enjoys she has never wanted to remain at home on one wage or benefits she prefers to work. I do not know anyone personally who does have the luxury of staying at home looking after their children, the people I know work in-between their partners / parents shifts or share child care with friends to earn a little extra.
If people choose to remain at home looking after their children that's great because that's really how it should be, but I suspect the majority go out to afford the extras that sadly one wage these days does not provide for. I personally have worked all my life and worked that around my children, but that was my choice as it is other peoples choice to stay at home and look after their children. One of my friends earns over £1000 a month cleaning when the children are in bed, where theres a will theres a way .
I know I will be slatted for this but this is my view/opinion and experience