Tories caused worst-ever living standards drop but BBC won’t call it out

Child poverty: this figure is from 2016 so it’s probably a lot worse now. But the official figures are based on average incomes – which have fallen – so the number of kids who are actually struggling to survive may be enormous.

Isn’t it incredible that the Levelling-Up minister, Michael Gove, can’t admit what his Tory governments have done over the last 13 years.

They have caused the worst fall in living standards since records began, pitched 14 million people into poverty – including four million children, forced millions into dependency on food banks, and they haven’t got a scrap of shame about it.

And the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg didn’t even have the guts to counter him about it.

Here’s Peter Stefanovic with what she should have said:

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