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Money Isn’t Everything

by | 19th, December 2003

‘JONATHAN Bradshaw is not just a semi-namesake of Jonny Wilkinson.

”I spent all my money on the bike, so I couldn’t afford Anorak’s new range of hardwearing leisurewear”

He is also an academic at the University of York, and he has been conducting research to determine what constitutes poverty in Britain today.

His findings are reported in the Times, and they make interesting reading. His conclusion certainly gives food for thought.

”The absence of a bicycle is not a sufficient reason to say someone is poor,” he argues, ”but combined with other things it could be.”

He goes on to list other absences that might indicate reduced circumstances, such as shoes, furniture, two ha’pennies to rub together, and so on.

And he is right of course if you don’t have an oily rag to call your own, then how can you live off the

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