Sunday, 25 November 2012

Breadline Britain. A brilliant short video directed by Labour MP @LucianaBerger



A society is nothing if it does not put at the very heart of its policy considerations, the welfare of the very poorest in society. In an era when we devote so much of our political analysis to winning 1,000 "floating" voters in 50 key marginals, it is a sad reality that the poorest lose out in this political posturing. That is why I am particularly delighted that @LucianaBerger has taken the time out to direct this wonderful video of #Breadline Britain. This video is brings me right back to the dire poverty I spent my own childhood years under the Thatcher government. I guess what Luciana's point gets across so well is that this is happening once more in Cameron's Britain. Ask any of the poor and we'll all tell you the same thing when it comes to the Tories and poverty, it's the same old Tories.

Never make the mistake of thinking we arrived here by accident. It was a political decision by George Osborne to raise VAT to 20%, to cut Tax Credits and to give tax cuts to millionaires.

1 comment:

Rita Pal said...

Have you seen the research on the http://www.jrf.org.uk/work/poverty on poverty.

Nice post.