Today’s Link-Love: April 30, 2013

by Stephen Tall on April 30, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Local elections: Tory leadership prepares MPs for the worst » Spectator Blogs Just how low can you lower expectations & remain plausible? Local electns: Tory leadership prepares MPs for the worst http://bit.ly/12JZR4z (…)

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While David Cameron and Owen Jones unite in favour of universal benefits, I want us to get explicit about why redistribution matters to society

by Stephen Tall on April 30, 2013

It’s an odd coalition: left-wing commentator Owen Jones and Tory leader David Cameron united as one. Yet that unlikely alliance was formed yesterday, as both defended universal benefits for wealthy pensioners and both fought shy of asserting the importance of redistribution. David Cameron’s defence was in response to Iain Duncan Smith’s rather odd suggestion that […]