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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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