Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Know Your Enemy

"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.)

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