The average Britisher is poorer than all the states but Mississippi in purchasing power? One of us, one of us. I suspect the math will be ripped up in the coming days. Some mention of better schooling and health care is bound to happen. Let’s see what happens.
Britain’s welfare state, and the tax that goes with it, is so costly that it feels like we ought to have solved the problem by now. Instead, we have created the most expensive poverty in the world – and managed to hide it in houses that look nicer than America’s ghettoes.