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Mixed Metaphor Award: Boiled Canary

John Rentoul

canary in the coal mine 300x219 Mixed Metaphor Award: Boiled CanaryWe have a winner. Markos Chrysostomou, chief executive officer of Haringey’s Citizens Advice Bureaux, on the effects of cuts in deprived areas:

We’re like the canary down the mine. We’re the first people who pick up what’s going on out there and what we’re seeing at the moment is a boiling pot whose lid is coming off. We’re trying to turn down the heat so it just simmers – but someone keeps stoking the fire.

Thanks to Steve.

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