Tory policies in action: Thousands of Wirral children are now in poverty

Get it into your heads, folks: Tories lie about their policies.

They say your future is better with them in government but the truth is a stark contrast.

As Ms Greenwood said: “”Government ministers endlessly repeat that work is the best route out of poverty.

“But many parents who would actually like to return to work find that childcare is simply unaffordable and that the help available from government with the cost is complex and difficult to access.”

In other words, Tories do the bare minimum to say they are helping – but in fact their ‘help’ is equivalent to doing nothing.

A Wirral MP is demanding urgent Government action after a shocking report revealed more than 18,000 children across the borough are living in poverty when housing costs are take into account.

Margaret Greenwood’s concerns were raised after a report by the End Child Poverty Coalition showed 18,457 children were affected in Wirral.

Ms Greenwood, who is also shadow employment minister said: “The last Labour government made tackling child poverty a key priority and lifted 1.1 million children out of poverty.

“The Child Poverty Action Group now predicts that the government’s current tax and benefit policies will see almost all of that progress reversed by 2020.”

Source: Call for urgent action after shocking report reveals thousands of Wirral children in poverty

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2 thoughts on “Tory policies in action: Thousands of Wirral children are now in poverty

  1. Brian

    Work work work, the mantra of a deranged Tory government. What about the people who have had enough of work, those who want to retire, those that want to stay home and bring children up, those to ill to work. Only the wealthy have this choice. If your not working, your not lining the wealthiest’s pockets or treasury coffers. Those who can see through this mirage are justified in harboring resentment while the wealthy indulge themselves in yet more platitudes.

  2. marius oshea

    “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen [pounds] nineteen [shillings] and six [pence], result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” Charles Dickens, David Copperfield (1854), 164 years later and plus ca change…

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