It took a UN envoy to hear how austerity is destroying lives

The population IS being lied to, and the Tories are leading the deformation of Public Services in favour of neoliberalist policies? Their governance is TOXIC to UK prosperity?

Govt Newspeak

Philip Alston’s inquiry into poverty in the UK has heard a shocking truth that British politicians refuse to acknowledge.
Philip Alston with pupils from Avenue End primary school in Glasgow
 Philip Alston with pupils from Avenue End primary school in Glasgow.

The room is packed, people spilling out of the doors. The atmosphere crackles. So it should, for this is what it feels like when an entire society is held to account. Over 12 days, the United Nations’ special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights is touring not Bangladesh nor Sudan but the UK. And what Philip Alston has discovered in the fifth-richest country on Earth should shame us all. From Newcastle to Jaywick, he has uncovered stories of families facing homelessness, of people too scared to eat, of those on benefits contemplating suicide.

‘A political choice’: UN envoy says UK can help all who hit hard times

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Author: grandadknows

As a 63yr old, I have come to the conclusion that somewhere, in the last 60yrs I have lost twenty years? Where the heck did they go? Starting life in 1956 in the small Spa village, called Askern (Askern Spa), some 9mls north of Doncaster South Yorkshire. Once of ‘West Riding’ fame, Askern became a thriving Spa and was frequented by wealthy Victorians, who wanted to benefit from the natural springs there. (More to follow)...

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