And that's just the thing. Advice is so confused that nobody really knows anything for certain.
This is particularly infuriating because it's all a variant of the usual "flat screen TVs" line - Tory thinking goes if you let poor people just have the money, they will inevitably make bad decisions and blow the money on non-essentials because that's why they're poor in the first place, and so it must be restricted to only "worthy" things, like basic vegetables or tins of soup (preferably labelled in some way to show they are being bought using special vouchers, so as to further increase the shame of the recipient).
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... -of-talentIt is easy to be beguiled by nostalgia. There was no golden age of all-heavyweight cabinets. Some roles are by their nature reserved for less showy politicians, just as some jobs have been doled out as bribes to troublemaking rivals with no talent except for making mischief. But the chaff used to be leavened with intelligence and capability. The balance has shifted under Mr Johnson. Advancement under his reign has been dependent on a stupefying degree of loyalty to the personality cult of “Boris” and the doctrine of an ultra-hard Brexit. Independent thought and moderating pragmatism are mostly banished to the back benches.
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