Thought-provoking from Michael Rosen:

"Note: in the last three years, the super-rich in the UK (the top 1000) have increased their wealth (ie got even richer) by £155 billion. That's just about the same as what 'our' deficit is – the one they keep telling us must be paid back through our taxation and because of that 'we' can't have the social provision we've been used to. £155 billion in the safe at the end of the room! "

The billions we're not allowed to talk about

I think I get to feel most irritated when I hear or read allegedly balanced commentators talking about the 'debt crisis' or the 'deficit' as if it's a bit of the weather that blew …