Blog Posts in 2017

The Right Thing


The House of Lords is the strangest institution. It really is. If you hadn’t already known that, it was laid bare in the BBC’s fly-on-the-wall documentary which showed a world of archaic custom and privilege. It was jokingly described by one Liberal Democrat peer as “the best day care centre for the elderly in London” and much of the BBC footage seemed to put flesh on the bones of that one-lin…

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The L Word


In those busy days before Christmas a story snuck into the news which made me do a double-take. It didn’t seem to get that much attention, drowned out in the hubbub of the countdown to the Big Day, but I think it's a huge story. It was reported that the proportion of 25 year olds who own their own homes has more than halved in the last 20 years.  HALVED!  Just one fifth 25 year olds are now ho…

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