OPINION: Yesterday the latest employment and unemployment figures were released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). It's a regular monthly release which never ceases to make headlines for even the slightest bump or dip in the key employment indicators.
OPINION: According to the Centre for Social Justice, the think tank established by Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith MP, the UK is a land of "men deserts". There are, apparently, towns and cities where your chances of encountering a Y chromosome are slim to none.
A new Conservative campaign poster has been doing the rounds on Twitter recently:
At first glance, the point looks obvious: under the Conservatives 37,000 more people left than arrived in 2011 and 62,000 in 2012 (up to September).
Here at Full Fact we make frequent use of Freedom of Information requests. Recently they helped us uncover who was set to benefit and lose out from the Government's welfare changes, while only this week we received responses shedding light on the use of private provision in the ambulance service (look out for the full story later this week).
Last month the Chancellor George Osborne boldly announced:
"This month, 9 out of 10 working households will be better off as a result of the changes we are making... And the average working household will be better off by over £300 a year."
Masculinity is in crisis. Or, at least, that's what Labour MP Diane Abbott suggested when she argued that rapid economic and social change is having a detrimental impact on male identity.
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