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Britons are lazy? Don’t let Boris get away with that – Comment – Voices – The Independent

May 13, 2013 Leave a comment

Starving children surviving on just a jam sandwich: New scandal of food bank Britain – Mirror Online

May 1, 2013 Leave a comment

Iain Duncan Smith can’t avoid the blame for the Universal Credit failures

April 30, 2013 Leave a comment

The £570 per month ‘cancer tax’ that affects thousands – Health News – Health & Families – The Independent

April 18, 2013 Leave a comment

Britons favour state responsibilities over individualism, finds survey

April 14, 2013 Leave a comment
Categories: Politics, Poverty, Research

Thatcherism saw child poverty grow by 121 per cent

April 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Government targets most annoying middle class families

April 10, 2013 Leave a comment

Did Thatcher Turn Britain Around? – NYTimes.com

April 10, 2013 Leave a comment

Spending time on Social Security causes Millionaire Philanthropy!

April 8, 2013 1 comment

 

J.K. Rowling

Whatever you think of the books, she went from being on social security to be rather rich and donating to one-or-two good causes.

I chose to remain a domiciled taxpayer for a couple of reasons. The main one was that I wanted my children to grow up where I grew up, to have proper roots in a culture as old and magnificent as Britain’s; to be citizens, with everything that implies, of a real country, not free-floating ex-pats, living in the limbo of some tax haven and associating only with the children of similarly greedy tax exiles.

A second reason, however, was that I am indebted to the British welfare state; the very one that Mr Cameron would like to replace with charity handouts. When my life hit rock bottom, that safety net, threadbare though it had become under John Major’s Government, was there to break the fall. I cannot help feeling, therefore, that it would have been contemptible to scarper for the West Indies at the first sniff of a seven-figure royalty cheque. This, if you like, is my notion of patriotism. On the available evidence, I suspect that it is Lord Ashcroft’s idea of being a mug.

Bio at the BBC
Bio at the Biography Channel

Is this a ludicrous example,  Well of course, but then I never set the precedent!

From welfare to banks, fairness is the key | Observer editorial

April 7, 2013 Leave a comment
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