"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.