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What about the children, Darling?

"Now we can see both parties naked as nature intended, and at last comfortable in their own skins," writes Polly Toynbee in her compelling article on Alastair Darling's pre-budget report. The Guardian columnist goes on to paint a depressing picture of unequal Britain. Half the population earns less than £23,000 per year, a figure that more than justifies the government's decision to increase tax for those earning over £150,000 (only 1.3% of the population). While Toynbee applauds Labour for this, she rightfully questions some of the other strategies to get the economy moving, and whether they truly will produce a fairer society. For example, lowering VAT may make goods cheaper to buy, but getting a flat screen for Christmas won't end child poverty. Click here to read the full article.

Five people to fire

What a difference a day makes