Child Poverty haunts families and brings shame on us all
For communities up and down the country the last few years have been extremely tough. The current Tory – Lib Dem coalition are seemingly intent on finishing off the job Margaret Thatcher started during her disastrous premiership laying waste to communities throughout the UK.
There is absolutely no doubt that ordinary men and women have been targeted by this government. Along with their friends in the media the coalition have systematically undermined the key principles of the welfare state, demonised those most in need of the safety net and sold off services regardless of the consequences.
The much heralded recovery, based solely on employment figures is nothing but a con in communities like the one I represent. We can no longer base the prosperity of the nation solely on the numbers of people in work as the rise of the low paid economy now shows.