There something on TV that all those interested in politics, or people, should see. Poor Kids on BBC1.
We are so used to hearing from our media and mainstream politicians about welfare cheats. This program was a reminder for us, what welfare is all about. Families so poor they struggle to feed the children. Parents unable to get work though they keep applying. Parents not eating in order to feed their kids.
Its a failure of the government to adress this, focusing insteead on cutting benefits to those who need them most. And the last government who claimed to have tackeled poverty, but have not. All need to adress the inequality, the equality trust have answers.
More info available on the Poor Kids webpage
Documentary telling the stories of some of the 3.5 million children living in poverty in the UK. It is one of the worst child poverty rates in the industrialised world.
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