Mind the gap: New Labour’s legacy on child poverty

Issue 136 (Summer 2010)

"What have the Romans ever done for us?" asked the People’s Front of Judea in the Life of Brian’s fictional recording of ungrateful subjects ignoring their rulers’ largesse. But what does the People’s Front of Judea have to do with modern-day critics of the 1997–2010 New Labour government? Danny Dorling argues what went wrong.