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TOPIC: A UN investigation into UK poverty receives a record amount of evidence

A UN investigation into UK poverty receives a record amount of evidence 05 Nov 2018 18:33 #10809

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On 5 November, Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty & Human Rights started an investigation into the impact of austerity and rising levels of poverty in the UK. Ahead of the visit, the UN received a record number of submissions from those working with affected groups in the UK.
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The UN called for anyone “working on issues related to poverty and human rights” to provide written statements ahead of its visit. By 21 September, it had received 280 submissions:

In an email seen by The Canary, Alston stated:

I have never before received so many submissions in advance of a country visit and I believe this level of engagement indicates a real appetite for a discussion about poverty and human rights in the UK.

And as Alston also noted, the UK “is one of the richest countries in the world”. Yet “millions of people” live in poverty:

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A UN investigation into UK poverty receives a record amount of evidence 06 Nov 2018 12:17 #10813

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I Took Notice of this Statement from Above post.

And as Alston also noted, the UK “is one of the richest countries in the world”. Yet “millions of people” live in poverty:

The "Richest Country in the World" relates to the TOP 20%
The “millions of people” live in poverty: relates to the other 80%
A very unfair & uneven spread of Wealth.
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