The United Nations Investigation Into Poverty and Disabilities in the UK – Part 3

Part 2 was about Accessibility, today talk about yesterday’s Autumn Budget here in the UK, aka “Austerity is over”

Behind the facade of the headline announcements, nothing really changed for those in poverty.

A bit of money here, a bit of money there.

Tax allowances increased, mainly for the benefit of higher rate taxpayers.

Most people living in poverty do not earn enough to pay tax anyway.

In January 2017, Oxfam stated Just 8 men own same wealth as half the world

In January 2018, Oxfam stated Richest 1 percent bagged 82 percent of wealth created last year – poorest half of humanity got nothing

Putting this in to some sort of context reader, if as is claimed that 1% of the world’s population will own 99% of the worlds money by around 2035, how will poverty ever be eradicated.

With all the uncertainty of Brexit, it was an opportunity missed to right some of the social injustices.

£2bn for Mental Health crisis teams, why on earth can they not spend the money on support and services which would reduce the number of people reaching a crisis.

It is the same for Dementia, the medical model of healthcare, lets you get to a crisis point before intervening, leading to restraint, safeguarding and involuntary care.

Being a bit cynical reader, I wonder if it was just another part of the smokescreen billowing over the injustices and rights abuses in the UK prior to Sir Philip Alstons investigation on behalf of the United Nations.

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