If you want to know the reason behind the rise of populism in this country - here it is. BBC News - Poverty in the UK is 'systematic' and 'tragic', says UN special rapporteur
“All we have is the dismissal of my report, rather than engaging with it” UN’s Philip Alston says by calling his assessment of UK poverty “barely believable”, the government is effectively saying “innumerable” charities and organisations are wrong
Iain Duncan Smith is knighted for implementing DWP policies described as systematic human rights violations by the United Nations
The UK's social safety net has been "deliberately removed and replaced with a harsh and uncaring ethos", according to a UN report. The "ideological" cuts to public services since the Tories took over have led to "tragic consequences".
Scathing from the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty: “much of the glue that has held British society together since the Second World War has been deliberately removed and replaced with a harsh and uncaring ethos."
"In 2017, 1.5 million people experienced destitution, meaning they had less than £10 a day after housing costs, or they had to go without at least two essentials such as shelter, food, heat, light, clothing or toiletries during a one-month period."
Marcus Rashford is reiterating what the UN rapporteurs said about UK. Poverty in the UK is 'systematic' and 'tragic', says UN special rapporteur
Poverty in the UK is 'systematic' and 'tragic', says UN special rapporteur - BBC News Philip Alston raises a fundamental question - is the government, and the country, comfortable with the society that we've become?
Some observers might conclude that the DWP had been tasked with "designing a digital and sanitised version of the 19th Century workhouse, made infamous by Charles Dickens" -
Is there a connection between rising workload in GP and this systemic and tragic inequality? Poverty and injustice make us sick and cause 'deaths from despair'
Poverty in the UK is 'systematic' and 'tragic', says UN special rapporteur. “much of the glue that has held British society together since the Second World War has been deliberately removed and replaced with a harsh and uncaring ethos."
#Poverty in the UK is '#systematic' and 'tragic', says #UN special rapporteur | "The UK's social safety net has been 'deliberately removed and replaced with a harsh and uncaring ethos'"
Poverty in the UK is 'systematic' and 'tragic', says UN special rapporteur - BBC News
14 million living in poverty, 1.5 million in destitution. Is the UK now the most unequal it's ever been?
"UK standards of well-being have descended precipitately in a remarkably short period of time, as a result of deliberate policy choices made when many other options were available," says Prof.
BBC News - Poverty in the UK is 'systematic' and 'tragic', says UN special rapporteur highlighted by #YPMHSheffield
Finally someone gets it. Poverty in the UK is 'systematic' and 'tragic', says UN special rapporteur
Poverty in the UK is 'systematic' and 'tragic', says UN special rapporteur
#mhchat 2019 'Poverty in the Uk is tragic & systemic' Says UN special rapporteur. Yet many voters have supported austerity (enforced poverty) because they were promised it would punish vulnerable ppl out of poverty. This is uncivilised behavior.
Something else to lay at the Tories’ feet: #Poverty in the UK is 'systematic' and 'tragic', says UN special rapporteur. The appalling cruelty of the Tories’ ideological #austerity.
We see this at work frequently- severely disabled people denied benefits on flimsy excuses and struggling to make ends meet. The standard denials from ⁦⁩ don’t match front-line experience.
When government spokespeople dismiss UN reports on UK poverty as "barely believable" and counters that the UK is the 15th happiest place in the world, something has gone badly wrong with the information machine.
Poverty in the UK is 'systematic' and 'tragic', says UN special rapporteur
"Ideological" cuts to public services since 2010 have led to "tragic consequences" From UN special rapporteur It hits the most vulnerable the hardest
"The bottom line is that much of the glue that has held British society together since the Second World War has been deliberately removed and replaced with a harsh and uncaring ethos."
Kids going hungry isn’t just about Covid. Remember how much stick this guy got for highlighting poverty under the Tories? Maybe have a think about where we are now... Poverty in the UK is 'systematic' and 'tragic', says UN special rapporteur - BBC News
BBC News - Poverty in the UK is 'systematic' and 'tragic', says UN special rapporteur
Remembering the furious government clampdown - and considerable denialism by some media - when NGOs warned this would happen. I have never been unhappier to have been right.
Poverty in the UK is 'systematic' and 'tragic', says UN special rapporteur
Oh, London, even on a gorgeous day you make me realise how different you have become in the past decade. This is only an image, a reminder, read about the big picture to understand what I mean if you haven't been living here.
#Poverty in the #UK is 'systematic' and 'tragic', says UN special rapporteur
Great idea by Liz Truss - areas of public service that can be more efficient - come on let’s really wreck people’s lives #bbcqt
“Ideological” cuts since 2010 have “deliberately removed” much of the glue that kept British society together since World War Two and replaced it with “a harsh and uncaring ethos" - ⁦⁩ lays into the UK government’s record on poverty.
Be outraged & hold government to account - #RCNCongress #childreninpoverty - report published today highlights the urgency
HMGovt say this UN report is "barely believable". This is odd, because the BBC account of it entirely corresponds to my experience from working with vulnerable people everyday. I wonder what might account for the difference in perception?