I demand a free SSH client now, who do I speak to?
Speak to Apple.
Why? Does Apple develop all applications on the app store?
Only Apple could give you a device with BSD Unix on it, and then block and make you pay extra money to run things like ssh, telnet, ftp, bash, perl, etc...
You can run all of those for free, either buy getting a (possibly) free app from the app store, or jailbreaking your device (in the case of bash and perl etc).