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A thread of Grace.

There's are reviews of the new MDR here, here and here. Those three aren't selected by me - they're the three I grabbed off google.

There was something in the paper, too, about a small exhibition at the Tate Modern involving some Manzoni. There's also a talk on Friday. I went to see a Manzoni exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery some years ago with Kaija, which was fascinating. There was a whole pile of cans, loads of achromes, several certificates of authenticity (including Umberto Eco's), two Magic Bases, several lines and various miscellanea. Great stuff.

I see that the Budget is being criticised as being a "vote now, pay leter" budget. Leaving aside whether it's true, that doesn't strike me as being very astute politically - the growth in personal credit surely shows us that the general public are quite happy with the idea of paying for things later.
Leaving aside whether it's true, that doesn't strike me as being very astute politically...

Well, if they get into power in May, they can spend the next few years failing to lower taxes on the grounds that 'we would have, but we're still paying for Labour bribes before the last election'.
Sadly, plausible. The papers were annoyingly predictable today - the Record and Mirror all gushing and obsequious, and the Sun/Mail/Express on the attack. The clever papers were at least a little more balanced, though, which is nice.