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Friday, 21 May 2010

The untold story of poverty in working households

"it suits politicians of all parties to claim that work is the route out of poverty. Such a message wraps a snarling toughness directed at workless adults inside a saccharine justification: you must work for the sake of your kids.

The truth is
very different. Work that does not provide a sufficient income is now much more to blame for poverty than worklessness"

Very true, and a real key issue. Jobs, equality and poverty are the most important issues in my politics. I'm soon to experience being without work for the second time in a year and I'm not looking forward to it.

2 comments:

James Bloodworth said...

Agree completely. I've just written a piece on my blog about how the growth in inequality can be directly related to our rotton celebrity culture.

Great blog by the way!

James

Bearded Socialist said...

thanks