Regeneration in the newspapers: Young black men's lives destroyed by materialism

In today's newspaper round-up, reports that extreme materialism is destroying the lives of young black men, as well as news that university applicants from poor families will be given a two-grade "head start".


In a column in The Observer, Matthew Ryder says that extreme materialism, which values money and profit above all else, is destroying the lives of young black men.

The Sunday Times reports that Lord Mandelson is drawing up plans for university entry that could see applicants from poor families given a two-grade "head start" over better off candidates.

But Andrew Cunningham - writing in the Daily Telegraph - argues that lowering entry standards could destroy the entire university system.

The Times reports that the British Property Federation has criticised Government plans to restrict multiple occupation of homes, claiming it will lead to higher rents being imposed on benefit claimants, immigrants, young professionals and students.

The Conservatives are preparing to take on the unions and freeze the pay of up to 1.6 million local government workers next year, according to The Times.



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