An advert for an anti-austerity demonstration, projected onto the side of the Palace of Westminster.

This valuable reminder is from an edition of BBC Question Time a while ago, after the Tories had conducted one of their silly spending reviews, decided the poor were to blame for everything, and were planning to cut more public services (like fire stations and swimming pools) as a result.

Mark Steel puts blame back where it belongs – with the bankers, and with the Tory ministers who let them off the hook and set different parts of society against each other in their classic “divide and rule” strategy:

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