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However luckily for us and frequently without recognition for their efforts some diligent social commentators had quietly identified the massive (and growing) economic inequalities in British "society" today. We thank them for their efforts which all too frequently go without well-deserved credit.
Reality used to be a proud banner of professional British journalism but today's upmarket blue-suited journalists will just laugh at the suggestion that they should dig for the truth to hold the corrupt to account. Their job is to deflect public attention from the truth.
While the rich royal tories were talking about reversing taxation rises, having yet more parties for the Queen, doing-up Buckingham Palace and telling Scottish people off about independence - a very different picture of Britain today quietly emerged - death and poverty.
RT reports: "Child poverty has soared in the UK under successive Conservative-led governments, with up to 30 percent of British children now classed as deprived, a third of these from families currently in work, new figures show. The analysis of household income data was published on Thursday by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).The figures estimate that over the course of 2015-16 around 100,000 more children fell into poverty. Around 4 million are now categorized as deprived.Charities and think tanks say the situation is getting worse.
The figures show up to 67 percent of the UK’s poorest children are in fact from working families.
They also show there has been a surge in poverty rates among children in single-parent homes.
“These troubling figures are warning signs we could be at the beginning of a sharp rise in poverty, with forecasts suggesting child poverty could rise further by 2021,” Campbell Robb, head of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, told the Guardian.
Justin Watson, the head of Oxfam UK’s poverty division, warned: “There are now more people in poverty in the UK than there have been for almost 20 years and a million more than at the beginning of the decade.”
The analysis reveals a strong link between high mortality rates in England and lower than average doctor numbers. High levels of hospital bed occupancy also appear to be an increasingly important factor in high mortality rates.
The Guardian reports on child poverty figures
Joseph Rowntree report on poverty 2016
RT reports on poverty
BBC reports 15,000 NHS "Excess Deaths"
Romford needs a dedicated MP not a royal servant !