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Inequality is back in the news but confusion too often knocks the discussion off track 

By Mike Brewer  

Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner and Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, ahead of a party . Photo: Jacob King/PA Wire/PA Images

Inequality is back in the news. Jeremy Corbyn recently announced that pursuing social justice for all is more important than social mobility. Nobel-prize winner Angus Deaton is helping the Nuffield Foundation and the Institute for Fiscal Studies run a multi-year study into high inequality in the UK.

But there is lots of confusion. Philip Hammond and Theresa May have said that inequality in the UK is falling. Respected…

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