“The results of the austerity experiment are crystal clear,”
“There are 14 million people living in poverty, record levels of hunger and homelessness, falling life expectancy for some groups, ever fewer community services, and greatly reduced policing, while access to the courts for lower-income groups has been dramatically rolled back by cuts to legal aid.
“The bottom line is that much of the glue that has held British society together since the Second World War has been deliberately removed and replaced with a harsh and uncaring ethos,”
More information on the report is here:
In the same week, Human Rights Watch published their report on food poverty in the UK
Government cuts to welfare over the past decade have resulted in tens of thousands of poor families left without enough food to eat, a clear breach of the government’s duty to ensure adequate food: