Continuing this sequence of uncharacteristically short posts, I forgot to note that yesterday's Today featured someone from a think tank. It's a running 'joke' on this blog that whenever this happens 'it's always the IPPR!' Well, it was the IPPR (Ed Cox from the IPPR North to be precise)! For those unfamiliar with it, the IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research) is a left-of-centre think tank, close to the Labour Party, and it's the BBC's think tank of choice.
(P.S. The reason for the short posts isn't because of a new leaf being turned on my part but purely the result of having got my first laptop and being flummoxed by the absence of a mouse. As I like to colour-coordinate and put things in bold and italics, this is slowing me down to a snail's pace. And I keep deleting things by mistake and having to retype them! I will buy a mouse!!)
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