Britain is the 5th largest economy in the world yet 1 in 8 of us still live in poverty!
Poverty is defined by having less than 60% of the average income of people in similar circumstances.
The number of people living in poverty has risen by 500,000 in the last 5 years.
It is an utter indictment of Tory policy. They have been systematically taking from the poor to give as handouts to the rich.
We have had a massive increase in poverty in work. Low pay has meant that people are working their backsides off holding down two or three jobs in order to merely exist.
There has been an upsurge in homelessness and food banks. It’s a disgrace.
So where is all this money the economy is generating actually going? Well we don’t have to look too far do we? We only have to look at the massive multimillion pound bonuses going to executives and bankers. The obscene salaries paid to those executives, sportspeople and entertainers. and the Tax Haven and Tax loopholes that none of the politicians have addressed.
So the cast of Mrs Brown are stuffing millions into offshore tax havens to avoid paying tax and Wayne Rooney, who earns millions, pays less tax than someone driving a van.
There is something drastically wrong with the way society works!