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When I grow up I want to be a pensioner

Indeed...

Indeed…

The Institute for Fiscal Studies reported today that over 60s are the only age group to be better off now than they were before the financial crisis struck in 2007/8, while adults in their 20s saw the biggest fall in income — about 12 per cent. They called it “a triumph of social policy.”

What?!

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Britain’s youth well-being in the harsh light of Unicef

©UNICEF/HQ04-0604/Giacomo Pirozzi - AZERBAIJAN: Children’s hands are raised high in front of a portion of the UNICEF logo painted on the side of a shipping container in the Galagayin settlement for internally displaced persons (IDPs), in the district of Sabirabad, 180 km south of Baku, the capital.

Naming and shaming: Britain got a report card this week from Unicef on the well-being of its younger generation. The result? An award for improvement. And a beating, because Britain’s kids still don’t know nuffink (like not starting a sentence with a conjunction).

Unicef (the United Nations Children’s Fund) measured several factors related to well-being and scored 29 rich countries for their performance in each category. (Full report here).

So what’s the damage to dear old Blighty?

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