10 August 2010

Last year there was a story with a startling contrast. Andrew George, Libdem MP for St Ives, lived in his £300 000 Rotherhithe flat while working in Parliament in London and a constituent from west Cornwall lived in a £30 tent in Epping Forest while working in London. You can read that story here but it appeared in similar form in many newspapers. And here are instructive and contrasting comments on the newspaper reports from Philip Hanman, the man who lived in the tent; scroll to the sixth item, Intent to protest?

Now there is an update to the story. And here too.

ADDENDUM 16 August 2010: Here’s a by-story.