Comments: Talk of higher rates as unemployment rises

I see that new figures released by the Institute for Fiscal Studies indicates that poverty levels have risen under the current government.

What's more eyebrow raising is Mr Brown's inevitable answer - "recalculate" the measure for poverty.

On the bright side, it's (kind of) worked for inflation so far, although I think that a loss of further credibility and a devalued pound could be the side effect of tweaking these measures.

Springtime for Gordon appears to have skipped summer and given way to a rather chilly autumn. Oh dear.

Posted by Paul Owen at May 17, 2006 01:45 PM