Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including PMQs and Theresa May’s statement to MPs about her so-called ‘New Brexit Deal’ 10.26am BST This is from my colleague Graeme Wearden.Brexit deadlock has sent the pound down against the euro for the 13th day in a row pic.twitter.com/GC5cpiTGWz 10.17am BST As my colleague Robert Booth reports, Philip Alston, the UN rapporteur on extreme poverty, has published his final report on povery in the UK. It compares Conservative welfare policies to the creation of 19th-century workhouses and warns that unless austerity is ended, the UK’s poorest people face lives that are “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short”. Related: UN report compares Tory welfare policies to creation of workhouses My final report on poverty in the #UK is now available online. I found that the Government is doubling down on anti-poor policies that have led to the systematic immiseration of millions across Great Britain: https://t.co/Uznr6M3EP4 #UKPoverty pic.twitter.com/MoIFDWPYOqIf Brexit proceeds, it is likely to have a major adverse impact on the most vulnerable.Brexit presents an opportunity to reimagine what the United Kingdom stands for. Legislative recognition of social rights should be a central part of that reimagining. And social inclusion, rather than increasing marginalisation of the working poor and those unable to work, should be the guiding principle of social policy. Continue reading…
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Author : Andrew Sparrow
Publish date : 2019-05-22 09:26:03
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