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Jackie Long @JackieLongc4
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Extraordinary analysis from @Alston_UNSR - “staggering” child poverty levels, more than a million and a half people in destitution and a government “in denial”. “Britain is capable of eliminating its poverty doesn’t want to.”
@Alston_UNSR “The system as epitomised by #Universal Credit is driven by the desire to get across the message ‘The State does not have your back any longer. You are on your own.”
And on the story of the moment #brexit the poor he claims “will bear the brunt, the economic fall out of Brexit”.
UN @Alston_UNSR Began by thanking the Government for inviting him. Imagine they’d rather they hadn’t
Says he is unclear why the government seems so reluctant to collect data about social issues like poverty. Says gov has convinced itself that only employment statistics matter.
“We need better understating of gig economy ..single women caring for children incredibly difficult situation on minimum income. “
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