Whoa there! Who's in control? Who says so? Telegraph breaks cover Prompted by the 6th November front page Tory party puff in what used to be a newspaper, namely The Daily Telegraph, the prevalence of the propaganda machine running in the UK has been brought home to me. In fairness, it may just be in … Continue reading This Welfare State, This Septic Isle, This little England.
Poverty? What the Dickens does the UN mean?
I have been looking at some stuff covering the recent series of reports on poverty by the UN Rapporteur, which made comparisons between the UK now, and the mean-spirited approach of 19th Century workhouses that Dickens wrote about. How much has really changed? On the face of it, there are certainly similarities in attitudes that … Continue reading Poverty? What the Dickens does the UN mean?