I am more concerned about the predicted 5p Income Tax increase with borrowing to hit £100 Billion.
"Wouldn't that money be better spent on keeping the parents at home to bring their children up in a stable and loving home?"
Keeping them at home? You're implying that they are either being forced out to work, or should be forced to stay home. You're also impying all parents are "loving" and are capable of providing "stable" homes.
"in the next breath announces it is going to spend literally millions on free theatre tickets for the under 26's!"
I hope that's 26 and under as I'm heading for my 26th in a couple of months!