Monday, December 05, 2005

Severe poverty in the UK - no improvement in recent years.

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Neither is likely to help the one million British children living in dire poverty.

From The Daily Mail, 5th December 2005:
British children without 'hot meal or warmth' this winter

One in ten children in England, Scotland and Wales live in homes so poor they will go without a coat, a pair of shoes or even a hot meal this winter, a major children's charity has revealed.

Save the Children has found no real improvement in the number of children living in severe and long-term poverty since they reported in 2003 that up to a million were in dire need.

And unless urgent action is taken the government is on course to miss its target of ending child poverty by 2020, claims the report out today.

Families in severe long term poverty are getting by on about £132 a week sometimes for years on end, said the charity.

They are less likely to afford new clothes, replace worn out furniture, and eat meat or fish every other day, the report found.

The poorest families find it very difficult to save more than £8 a month and two-thirds of children in long-term poverty had parents who were unable to save anything in a year.

Save the Children Chief Executive Jasmine Whitbread said: "People find it difficult to accept there is poverty in Britain. But the reality is one in ten children are experiencing severe poverty - that means going without a winter coat, a pair of shoes or a hot meal and with little hope of doing well at school."

The report, Britain's Poorest Children Revisited, calls on the government to get an accurate picture of how many people need help by measuring severe poverty.

It needs to help young families take up work and escape the poverty trap by assisting with the cost of childcare and increasing Child Tax Credit for large families, says the report

The report also recommends the setting up of an independent minimum income commission by the end of 2010 to set a bottom threshold below which no family should fall.

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In parts of Britain, poverty can mean a father earning around £5 per hour.

But, poverty can also mean violent schools, violent streets, violent homes and violence on BBC TV.

Poverty can mean people being brainwashed and controlled by fear.

What is the answer? Never ever vote for the deluded fools, or the secret fascists, in either the New Labour Party or the Conservative Party.

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I wonder if it was Oliver Letwin who once said to me that it was a pity about the poor, but, there wasn't much one could do about them?

That was said to me by a Conservative Party candidate in Hampstead, London, some time in the 1980s.

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The Scots would be as rich as the Swiss if they became independent. But, so many of the Scots have sold their souls to New Labour.






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