A Very Public Sociologist on Loan Sharks

Written by A very Public Sociologist Monday, 22 April 2013 18:31
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A very public sociologist writes:


Payday loans have become something of a sexy political topic.


Stella Creasy has done a great deal of work to get it in the spotlight and Ed Miliband kicked off Labour's local election campaign with a pledge to give councils the power to push payday lenders (and bookies) off the high street.


Like the SWP, I'm always happy to clamber aboard a passing bandwagon and, to this end, I invited Carl Packman to come and speak to Stoke-on-Trent Central Labour Party's meeting on Friday night. As readers may be aware, Carl has become the 'go-to' man for payday loan comment and recently had his Sky News debut cut short by the expiration of Margaret Thatcher.

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For more about Carl Packman's book Loan Sharks, click here.

About Phil (A very public sociologist)

Does Labour Party and trade union things. Reads books, plays retro video games, and owns an impeccable music taste. Tweets too much.

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