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Young Britons facing battle to stay afloat financially

By Laurie Penny  /  The Guardian, LONDON

At least 75,000 young people in the UK are going to be homeless this Christmas — and those numbers have soared, according to housing charities. I’m sorry to bring you all down when we should be celebrating the royal baby, but right now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may be among the very few young people who can afford to build a future and a family in Britain. For the rest of us, it is going to be a cold, hard, angry winter.

Laurie Penny is a journalist and feminist activist from London.

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