From the daily archives:

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Eric, What Makes A Benefits Postcode Lottery Fair?

August 2, 2011

Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has a very odd definition of ‘fair’. Today, he unveiled plans to cap the total Council Tax Benefit that can be paid out to residents in any borough. He described the policy thus: “Plans to put councils in charge of providing support for council tax go hand in […]

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#245: 1972, Lou Reed, Vicious

August 2, 2011

Yesterday, George’s song choice included an affectionate subtle dig at our colleague and friend Ray for not posting songs whilst he’s on holiday. I have to say, being on holiday seems a perfectly acceptable excuse to me, and not just because I leave for my own on Friday. The day before, I posted The Distillers’ slating their […]

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