Wednesday, January 27, 2010
So today in (Deputy) Prime Minister's Questions Vince Cable stepped up to ask Harriet Harman about the widening inequality gap, which I'd picked up on earlier.
So in response Ms Harman said it had got wider under the Conservatives.
Well to be honest it did, but that is not the end of the story, it got even wider under Labour. Indeed the differential (equivalent to 100 times the wealth) between the top 10% of earners and the lowest 10% is greater than at any time since 1961.
One wonders just how Harriet can justify her statement that her Government have helped the poor when the opposite appears clear.