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  1. The budget: neither fair nor effective

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    This week’s budget contained few surprises. Least surprising of all was the announcement of a further rise in the income tax threshold for working-age people. From next April, the personal allowance rises to £9,205, generating a tax cut of £220 for all basic rate taxpayers earning more than the current...
  2. The generation gap, not rap, is to blame for the riots

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    Prospect contributor Shiv Malik responds to David Goodhart’s web exclusive article, “The riots, the rappers and the Anglo-Jamaican tragedy” Searching for the root causes of the riots David Goodhart wrote last week: “The ‘hoodie’ culture of disaffection has told young people that their inchoate anger at the ‘power,’ the system,...


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