Great Britain: Who's Better Off?

Britons were comfortably reassured last week that they never had it so good. Two families out of three, said an official government handbook, have a television set and vacuum cleaner, one in three has a washing machine, one in eight a refrigerator. Half the population spend their holidays away from home, and half the younger generation attend the movies once a week at 50¢ a seat. One-quarter of the adult population either play in or watch a football (soccer) or cricket match every week. All this, plus the superior feeling that one has just for being English, on an...

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