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Just as there is a huge disconnect between the lived experience of the citizens of Westminster and those in the real world, there is a similar disconnect between the media and the real world.

Even relatively well off people seem to understand how much unemployment there really is and how "wage-growth" is just an unachievable fantasy for most people. Even if they themselves do not experience it, their children or their children's friends or their relations do. Real people have connections across the country and across population groups.

For Westminster and the media, they are so busy, so preoccupied with their own peer group, that they seem unable to understand or articulate how reality short-circuits all these mad grand schemes for getting the economy going.

That's why Paul Mason seems so extra-ordinary, he's the only journalist going out and investigating the lived experiences of the people at the sharp end. He's the only one I read who makes any sense whatsoever.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Jan 5th, 2015 at 03:47:49 PM EST

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