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

This seems to be more of the same – another Tory-linked think tank, presents results favourable to the Tories, while claiming that they’re actually independent.

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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