George Osborne adviser to ‘independent’ think tank which claims no middle class squeeze

Typical Tory/neoliberal trick that disgusts but doesn’t surprise.

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the UK today)

A supposedly independent think tank called the Social Market Foundation has produced a report which is all over the press at the moment claiming the supposedly squeezed middle class does not exist and in fact most middle income households have done better during the recession.

But who exactly are the Social Market Foundation?

Well, a quick check shows that some of the Social Market Foundation’s corporate donors include Barclays Bank, BP, BUPA, the CBI, Shell and the Corporation of London amongst many more.

The Social Market Foundation was also apparently Tory Prime Minster John Major’s “favourite” think tank.

Oh ….. and George Osborne is on the Social Market Foundation’s policy advisory board.

Independent? Really?

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2 responses to “George Osborne adviser to ‘independent’ think tank which claims no middle class squeeze

  1. I saw that ridiculous headline yesterday – didn’t get round to actually checking out who this “think-tank” were. Not surprised to hear this is so closely connected to GO – that’s how you ‘prove’ your own policies are right I guess, by advising ‘independent’ think-tanks to reach the right conclusions.

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  2. Pingback: George Osborne adviser to ‘independent’ think tank which claims no middle class squeeze | The SKWAWKBOX Blog « SNAFU·

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