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'This is shameful': Tory austerity pushes 1.5 million below breadline. 08 Jun 2018 07:58 #8487

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'This is shameful': Tory austerity pushes 1.5 million below breadline, 3.7 million to food banks

Published time: 7 Jun, 2018 15:15

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Tory austerity measures are leading to “destitution by design” in the UK, campaigners warn. It comes amid statistics suggesting 1.5 million people plunged below the breadline in 2017, while 3.7 million resorted to food banks.
According to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 1.5 million people, including 365,000 children, were pushed into destitution last year alone. It was largely due to debt recovery at the hands of authorities and delays or sanctions on benefit payments.

Destitution is defined as when a person has been forced to go without essentials such as shelter, food, heating, lighting, clothing and footwear, or toiletries in the last month, or if an adult’s income is below £70 week.

Such destitution used to mainly hit industrial areas and cities in the north of England, but this report found more affluent cities, including Oxford, and Norwich and Ealing, west London, have been hit by extreme poverty.

It comes as a poll commissioned by the Independent on Thursday revealed nearly 4 million people in the UK were forced to use food banks as the Tory government’s new Universal Credit welfare system is rolled out. A similar amount of people also skipped meals and borrowed money as austerity measures plunged them into “shocking” levels of deprivation.

Read More of this Shocking Report, Here:
www.rt.com/uk/429042-tory-austerity-poverty-destitution/
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'This is shameful': Tory austerity pushes 1.5 million below breadline. 08 Jun 2018 21:33 #8514

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Yes the good the old stiff Tory club have done it again,

Saved millions ready to repay themselves from their never ending trough again.

We're all in this together some moron said once upon a time. :evil:

The SSP club always sleep soundly in one of their beds while others are pissed on in doorways and stabbed to death.

As long as its not in their back yard they don't give a crap;that goes for all of them IMHO.

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'This is shameful': Tory austerity pushes 1.5 million below breadline. 09 Jun 2018 08:26 #8517

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I get so Angry at what this scum bag tory Government have done to my country, I want to rip the C**** who vote for them
to shreds, But there is a law against that. :angry: :evil:
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'This is shameful': Tory austerity pushes 1.5 million below breadline. 10 Jun 2018 20:36 #8541

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One of the richest countries in the world that purports to be humanitarian taking in refugees with a govt actually behaving as if they are running one of the countries in need of international assistance. Just imagine a swaithe of our destitute applying for asylum somewhere else. The absolute shame. Secretly I bet the EU are delighted to be getting shut of us the way we flout human rights and are going to take us for every penny of taxpayers earnings these useless shysters are prepared to concede. How much is the latest white elephant going to cost again? I'll be amazed if there enough people left to use an extra runway seeing as we're all supposed to be tightening our belts in it together.
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