and 100,000 more families were homeless at the
end of the 1980s than at the beginning
Umm, no, I don\’t think so. There weren\’t 100,000 families homeless at all, let alone 100,000 more.
There haven\’t been 100,000 homeless families in the UK since the Blitz.
Inadequate, sub-standard housing, perhaps, but that ain\’t \”homeless\”.
And in 1976 death from adult
diseases was 80 per cent higher for men in the lowest social class than those in
the highest social class but this rose to a 128 per cent difference by 1989.
Anyone willing to take bets on how that gap widened? That death rates (I assume early death rates) from adult diseases fell in both groups, but fell faster for the richer?
Oh, and the basis of the entire paper (which isn\’t improved by several references to you know who\’s work) is that the cuts won\’t actually reduce the deficit.
Hmm, well, we\’ll see, won\’t we? Check back in 2015 to get your answer!