Colin Murphy: Stories told by political parties are not credible
Everybody is angry, and nobody believes anybody
To an outsider, the most striking thing about this election must be that the government’s central claim is true, and yet it gets no credit for it.
There is a recovery. It is unstable and unequal, but it is real.
It is visible even in the housing crisis – soaring demand has priced vulnerable people out of the market. Their homelessness is a symptom of economic success, as well as of policy failure.
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