Shame!

www.theguardian.com/society/2018/nov/16/uk-austerity-has-inflicted-great-misery-on-citizens-un-says

From the report quoted in the Guardian (see above link) –
The results? 14 million people, a fifth of the population, live in poverty. Four million of these are more than 50% below the poverty line,
and 1.5 million are destitute, unable to afford basic essentials.
The widely respected Institute for Fiscal Studies predicts a 7% rise in child poverty between 2015 and 2022, and various sources predict child poverty rates of as high as 40%.
For almost one in every two children to be poor in twenty-first century Britain is not just a disgrace,  but a social calamity and an economic disaster, all rolled into one.

I feel shame in the light of this to be thought of as British.

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Andrew Pratt

Andrew Pratt was born in Paignton, Devon, England in 1948.

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