Hilary Long: The UN's findings on poverty in the UK reveal the rotten heart of Tory Britain
CommonSpace columnist Hilary Long looks at the findings of the UN Special Rapporteur on poverty Philip Alston’s visit to the UK. Alston has revealed the reality of a country defined by incredible levels of poverty and inequality.
PHILIP ALSTON from the United Nations has recently been investigating the poverty of a nation in 2018.
The nation he has been visiting is the fifth largest economy in the world – the UK. In spite of the Tories boast of rising employment, economic wealth and pockets of enormous wealth, a fifth of British citizens live in poverty.