May 27, 2019
Philip Alston, the UN rapporteur on extreme poverty published his report on his visit to the UK a few days ago. He was trying to find out why 14 million people living in the fifth largest economy in the world were living in poverty. He has remarked on the state of denial about the scale of the problem within the country. It shows how effectively the language of ‘workers v shirkers’ deployed by Cameron has worked.