Peter Hoskin

From the archives: Up to our eyes in debt

This latest piece from the Spectator archives isn’t topical in any specific sense, but it does chart a problem which has spread over recent years until it has seeped into everything from government to football: namely, debt. In it, Dominic Lawson visits a Merseyside housing estate towards the end of the 80s, to find a community which has been force-fed cheap and easy credit, and is preyed upon by debt collectors.

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