Tag Archives: poverty

If you think poverty started in 2010 you are part of the problem

This map from the Office for National Statistics shows that the UK is above mid league in terms of risk of poverty throughout Europe. If we leave the EU and the Single Market we will dream of these days as … Continue reading

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How much do Labour really care about those in poverty?

Corbyn talks a good talk on poverty but doesn’t walk the walk For the past 7 years I have sat in Liverpool Council listening to Labour speaker after Labour speaker deriding the Lib Dems for austerity. These Braveheart Trots always … Continue reading

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Liverpool’s problems of poverty are long-term and not short-term

No-one can doubt that for many people living in Liverpool the struggle to survive on inadequate incomes is a key feature of their lives. This leads to illness, disease and a stunting of opportunity for those brought up in poverty. … Continue reading

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A day of Contrasts – Ugandan Slum to Dubai airport

This blog may seem more incoherent than most! I am writing it in Dubai Airport in the middle of the night after 2 beers but I wanted to record the impressions of the day that I have had. I am … Continue reading

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