The UK in 2019: Dickensian levels of poverty, malnutrition, scurvy and rickets

Politics and Insights

 Tories and their tall stories

The government have claimed over the last few successive years that the numbers of people in work has reached ‘record levels’. The Conservatives claim that work has ‘many benefits’. One of those claims, for example, is that “work is a health outcome”. So we should reasonably expect that the general health of the population has improved since around 2015, when the claimed employment ‘boom’ began, if the government’s claim were true.

However, that hascertainly not happened. In factpublic health  has generallyhas got worse In 2014, the government tried to claim that a substantial drop…

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