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Just read the area of Birmingham I am from, and the area I went to school are both in the top 5 for UK benefits recipients

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Just read the area I am from, and the area I went to school are both in the top 5 for UK benefits recipients.


(though I guess you could debate if those figures are a good measure if deprevation, rather than 10.3% jobseakers allowance, it would be better to quote the 90 something percent of people getting some sort of benefit)

Can't help thinking that this gives me an insight that a lot of people have missed out on into the long term trends of the economy (in my view downward).


I should probably be grateful I have had such an education, I reckon my knowledge is a good 15 - 20 years ahead of people from a more sheltered background.


It is especially interesting to note Birmingham was formerly one of the wealthiest parts of the country:


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