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britons are well off after lord young’s resignation or not? November 20, 2010

Posted by Bradley in : truth , trackback

Lord Young, the author of the recent Common Sense, Common Safety report, resigned as adviser to the UK Government after stating in an interview that:

For the vast majority of people in the country today, they have never had it so good ever since this recession — this so-called recession — started, because anybody, most people with a mortgage who were paying a lot of money each month, suddenly started paying very little each month.

His resignation letter states that he resigns, not because what he said suggested complete incomprehension of the situation ordinary Britons now face, but:

in view of the reaction to the reporting of the interview I gave earlier this week

Not his fault, but the fault of those who heard what he said. And this from an adviser to a Government which claims to be eliminating quangos to increase transparency and accountability. But is it really better for Governments to be careful about what they and their advisers say in front of journalists or for voters to be able to hear their private and uninformed prejudices?

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