“The stamp duty will be taken away on homes costing between £125,000 and a quarter of a million pounds…many people are still struggling to get on the first rung of the property ladder.” A TV based political commentator. – Eds: Well, there’s a surprise considering the last ten years of economic suppression of wages, the massive job cuts and the escalating cost of living.

“It’s yoyoing from both ends, now.”  – Radio commentator on Football. Eds: It’s deja vu all over again.


“Some 35,000 youngsters participated last year; half stopped claiming benefits soon after finishing the scheme.”

“Correction: This article originally stated that half the participants in the work experience programme found work shortly after completing the scheme. In fact that proportion stopped claiming benefits.” – A Coalition minister quoted by The Economist magazine.  Eds: This is an example of the tricky semantic gymnastics of a disingenuous Government.

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