"British Children are trapped in a cycle of compulsive consumption as parents shower them with gifts to make up fr their long working hours"
"While children would prefer time with their parents to heaps of consumer goods, parents seem to find themselves under tremendous pressure to purchase an excess of material goods for their children"
"Parents in the UK almost seemed to be locked into a system of consumption which they knew was pointless but they found hard to resist"
- UNICEF 2007
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