New research into life expectancy across England’s richest and poorest areas reveals the real cost of social inequality: a decade of life.
Andrew Kersley is a freelance writer. His work has appeared in Wired and LabourList, among others.
Joe Sacco’s iconic graphic novel Palestine turns twenty-five this year. Its depiction of life under occupation is in keeping with his life’s work — telling the stories of the oppressed that the powerful would prefer to forget.
People often say that Margaret Thatcher’s austerity policies were a “tough pill to swallow” but ended up saving Britain from ruin. In fact, the evidence is that she left the UK economy weaker and more unequal. We must reject apologetics for Thatcherism.