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Be Brilliant Every Day by Andy Whittaker, Andy Cope

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Madonna, Queen and the Fat Lad

‘Cinderella is proof that shoes can change your life.’

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Madonna was, famously, a material girl, living in a material world. And, as life gets faster, we tend to seek solace in ‘things’.

Governments design systems and go about it in different ways, but ultimately it all seems to be about cash. In the same way that Harry Potter can be summed up as ‘boy wizard fights arch enemy at boarding school’, politics can be summed up thus: Right-leaning political parties seem to be about smaller taxes – keep a bit more of what you earn and incentivise everyone to try and earn something. Leftism, by contrast, is about bigger ...

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