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Benefits Does Have a Nicer Ring to It

By posted at 2:00 pm on October 27, 2012 1

In its treatment of the poor, Britain may be “going back to the Middle Ages,” says Booker repeat winner Hilary Mantel. Indeed, she explains, “In some respects … Cromwell lived in a more enlightened time.” And she’s not the only high profile UK author to come to the side of government welfare these days. In a two-part interview for The Daily Show, J.K. Rowling notes that she couldn’t have written her first books without government “benefits.”





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One Response to “Benefits Does Have a Nicer Ring to It”

  1. homespunthings
    at 5:09 am on October 28, 2012

    Cromwell lived in the Middle Ages? Not a great cut and paste quotation job!

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