22nd November 2018

The United Nations has recently joined other radical organisations such as the National Audit Office in condemning the Government’s failure to address the tragedy which is poverty. At yesterday’s PMQs, I raised this with Theresa May.

The Prime Minister’s response was not to accept this criticism, nor was it to acknowledge how poverty continues to be a huge problem in our society.

Instead, Mrs May’s response was to callously deny and deflect: a response typical of a Tory Government whose ongoing austerity measures, farcical implementation of Universal Credit, draconian treatment of the most vulnerable in our communities, and continued shambolic handling of Brexit continues to exacerbate the very real and very tragic issue of poverty.