Spirit of the Age

December 17, 2010

‘The Week’ is a (you guessed it) weekly publication which rounds up news, editorials, comment and features from various UK & foreign publications. A small section on page 6 is ‘Spirit of the Age’. Here’s this week’s:

Police in Yorkshire are being trained to categorise members of the public into 4 social groups, based on the television celebrities they most resemble. Staff are told to think of individuals as either a Lorraine Kelly (“amiable”), a Jeremy Paxman (“analytical”), a Madonna (“driven”) or a Lenny Henry (“Loves to be one of the gang”).


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