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Dear Mr Cameron

Dear Mr Cameron

First of all, congratulations. I always hate to be accused of being a bad loser. I didn’t vote for you and I never have but given the circumstances, I guess if you can’t beat them you’ve got to join them. 1,340 more words


Government needs to do more to help the squeezed middle

I raised concerns with the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, on the floor of Dáil Éireann regarding the squeezed middle yesterday.

I have substantial concerns that the squeezed middle, those that earn between €30,000 – €70,000, have been hit very hard in recent years and more needs to be done to support them. 277 more words

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The squeezed almost-middle and ability to pay in Scotland

Most of the material on this site deals with the way student loan in Scotland is skewed towards the poorest students.

However, there is another group which also looks to be relatively disadvantaged by the structure of the Scottish student support system, from one important perspective. 945 more words


What I Listened To When I Listned To Music This Week - Wild Beasts - Present Tense

Or perhaps it should be what else I listened to, I just couldn’t pick between these two wonderfully exciting new records this week, so I thought what the heck I’ll review them both. 2,052 more words

Pocket puts London apartments in the affordable bracket

This is an edited version of a feature that originally appeared in City Planning, and appears with the editor’s permission

London’s crazy housing market makes it increasingly difficult for “normal” people – those with a job and a half decent wage, who are considered too well off for housing association homes – to find somewhere affordable to live. 1,005 more words


Why Ed Miliband is right to target the "squeezed middle"

In an article in yesterday’s Daily Telegraph, Ed Miliband makes an unashamed appeal to what is often called the “squeezed middle” – people who are working, apparently reasonably-off, but who have been hit hard by austerity.   612 more words

UK Politics

OPINION: LABOUR'S LOVE LOST - how the desperate and the decent got locked out of British politics

There’s an Observer editorial this morning saying that a guaranteed “living wage” is vital morally and economically. It represents the nth example of why I no longer read much from the Guardian Group. 1,598 more words

Tom Watson