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UN human rights chief to probe extreme poverty in the UK 01 Jul 2018 09:58 #9072

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UN human rights chief to probe extreme poverty in the UK
Published time: 30 Jun, 2018 15:13
Edited time: 1 Jul, 2018 06:50

The UN will launch an investigation into extreme poverty in Britain this year. The move comes amid concern at the impact of the Tory government’s austerity policies.

Professor Philip Alston, the UN special rapporteur for human rights and poverty, plans to go on a fact-finding mission in the autumn. It is the organization’s first visit to a western European country since it went to Ireland in 2011. Earlier this month, the law expert attracted the fury of US President Donald Trump after publishing a report criticizing America’s response to the fact that 40 million people were living in poverty in the country.

Speaking to the Guardian, Alston said he was interested in examining the effect of the Conservative government’s budget cuts. “No one is suggesting the conditions in the UK are those of a poor developing country, but every rich country, as my mission to the US showed, has pockets of poverty everywhere,” he said.

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UN human rights chief to probe extreme poverty in the UK 02 Jul 2018 06:46 #9080

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This will be a report worth reading and no doubt some half wit in the TORY ssp club will come out with the usual bullshit deluded comments of Oh how wonderful this 'NEW' UC system is;all total crap,nothing new about it only that it's been designed to penalize people easier and for longer. :evil:

UC is a major factor thats been placing people into poverty. :evil:



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