Charity Warning Over Rise In UK Child Poverty – MSN News

This is a must-read story by MSN News, citing latest evidence from UNICEF on the rise of child poverty in the UK.

via Charity Warning Over Rise In UK Child Poverty – MSN News.

Let me give you a flavor:

Chile, Poland and Slovakia all outperformed the UK, experiencing a reduction in child poverty.


Sadly, this comes as no surprise. Regular readers of this blog will know that John Gelmini and myself have constantly argued for intelligent cost-reduction, rather than the bacon-slicing cost cutting favored by David Cameron‘s administration. As the 2015 UK general elections looms, there will be intense scrutiny of David Cameron’s tenure. An increase in child poverty on Cameron’s watch will be a major embarrassment.

Thoughts?

One response

  1. Dr Alf is right.
    Child poverty is a function of an increasingly 2 tier economy whereby those at the bottom are placed on zero hours contracts or part time contracts with the power for the employer to “stand people down”.
    Below these people are benefit recipients,some of whom get Working Tax Credits and Housing Benefit or are on the old incapacity benefit plus Housing Benefit.
    Then there are the 5 to 7 million illegal immigrants who work in the Black Economy or for Agricultural Gangmasters.
    Some of these people have additional purchased NI numbers(there are 19 million spare numbers over and above the numbers of people in the official workforce which are traded in sleazy pubs and probably in rogue mosques).
    This allows them to work and claim benefits under different aliases but never earning enough to be truly self sufficient.
    The children of such people are impoverished because of these factors and the chaotic behaviour and poor budgetting skills of people who fathered them and in many cases abandoned them.
    In other cases the family dog(frequently a Tozer or Rottweiler) is extremely well fed and looked after in a household boasting a £1000 gbp flat screen television,a refrigerator full of cheap beer and people who fail to get up until Jeremy Kyle appears on his sleazy programme and starts to insult the serial cheaters,”players” and verminous scoundrels who he gets to appear on his show.
    The children often do not get breakfast as I know from friends who teach in State Schools and have to buy these unfortunates their first meal of the day.
    The Government claims great success in its policies to reduce benefit fraud and create jobs but much of the success is hollow and manufactured by statistical manipulation(1 million benefit recipients have been “sanctioned” by the DWP so they are counted as employed).
    1 million workers in local authorities and the NHS now work for outsourcers even though they are still doing the same jobs as before.
    Those who have given up looking for work(about 8 million people) are counted as economically inactive so do not appear in the unemployment figures.
    There are other anomalies but of course children cannot be wished away in the same way benefit recipients are.

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