Political Columnist, Independent
Columnist, Independent on Sunday; visiting professor, Queen Mary, University of London; biographer of Tony Blair; author, Questions to Which the Answer is No
blogs.independent.co.uk — I have a column in The Independent today with which some people do not agree. Which is interesting, because it is mostly factual, reporting two sets of figures that were published in June and July this year. They suggest that the gap between rich and poor has, if anything, narrowed under the Coalition Government.
timworstall.com — In Britain and America, inequality is now back to Gatsby-esque levels. It isn't I'm afraid. Yes, I know, it makes a lovely complaint over on the left but it just isn't true. Market income inequality is up at pre-WWII levels, yes. Inequality of marketable wealth is (although the composition is wildly different).
Share This Profile