Tuesday, 10 June 2008
Poverty In The UK
Today's revelation that in the past year 3,000 more pensioners and 1,000 more children have fallen below the poverty line shows how badly Labour are letting down the people that they promised to support. Mind you, this is the party that gave pensioners an extra 75p per week a few years back, and last year suspended the winter fuel allowance, For a minister to describe the figures as disappointing, as one did on Radio 4 today, is the understatement of the year. These aren't disappointing, they're appalling. They are a national disgrace. Labours promise to halve child poverty by 2010 and abolish it by 2020 rings hollow. The truth is taht they have abandoned the people who looked to them for help.