The changing face of Britain
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Richer, fatter, living longer, more indebted, drunker, better connected, politically disillusioned: there’s no metric that can describe whether we are happier or living better lives after 13 years of Labour. But there are plenty to show how we have changed during a period of fulsome spending, borrowing and technological transformation. Take health. Where innovation and cash have most force—such as in treating circulatory diseases or reducing waiting lists—mortality has declined significantly. Elsewhere, however, lifestyles…
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