Vote Tory – if you want to put your children in poverty

The figures are self-explanatory:

It is clear that child poverty was at its lowest level in recent history during the 1970s, when Margaret Thatcher was so insistent that Labour was ruining the country. What a lie that was!

Since then, neoliberal economic policies – by both Tories and New Labour – have almost tripled the number of children in poverty, as a percentage of the UK population.

But the population has increased.

So it seems, to This Writer, that child poverty has worsened much more than these figures suggest, in terms of the number of people affected.

And every Conservative government has very determinedly made it worse.

So it seems clear that, as far as the vast majority of the public are concerned…

A vote for the Conservatives is a vote to plunge your children into a poverty worse than the UK has seen in a lifetime.

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4 thoughts on “Vote Tory – if you want to put your children in poverty

  1. Florence

    One shudders to think what those figures will be after Universal Credit rollout, and the Brexit economic decline are felt (as always) by the poorest among us.

    When the anti -left try to provoke anti Corbyn sentiment with their pathetic “back to the 70s” rhetoric, we should all have this type of data to hand to simply shut them down.

    (As a student and young adult in the 70s I can say it wasn’t a golden age, but it was a hell of a lot better than anything since that has been delivered by neoliberals. )

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