"Social cleansing is under way in our major cities, and the poor are being systematically criminalised by that compassionate Conservative and enemy of the food banks, Iain Duncan Smith. What a monstrous creature he is. Austere, friendless, nasty. Our very own Montgomery Burns. I imagine him in his office, a grandfather clock ticking in the corner, a needlepoint motto on the wall: Poverty is Theft."
Ian Martin, in a sharply observed Guardian piece on the fetishisation of "urban vibrancy".
(Thanks to Darryl for the link.)