Monthly Archives: December 2016

Did we ever really do God at Christmas?

The “war on Christmas” is back, an annual tradition in which politicians, journalists and religious pressure groups make up stories about Christmas traditions being banned. This is then followed by lots of boorish middle-aged men taking to their keyboards to proclaim, … Continue reading

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Sneering at the workers

Don’t call people stupid for voting for Brexit, cried the Daily Mail. The Daily Express came up with the term Project Sneer to condemn anyone who suggested that working-class voters might have been duped when they voted for Brexit. They are “not thick, … Continue reading

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As usual, there was some very interesting stuff in the Institute for Fiscal Studies review of the Autumn Statement. This chart by Andrew Hood caught my eye. The over-60s escaped the post-recession income stagnation. On average, they have done rather … Continue reading

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