More or Less

Episde two of More or Less airs on Radio 4 at 1.30 GMT today. This week: was the Chief Medical Officer right to attack the “middle class obsession” of giving children watered-down wine? Why are 12,000 innocent people imprisoned each year in the UK? Michael Blastland returns to ask whether rich are paying their fair share of tax. Stephanie Flanders, BBC economics editor, helps us analyse the most important inflation figures of the year – the Christmas Price Index. As an additional Christmas Treat, we’ll speak to Joel “Scroogenomics” Waldfogel.

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