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UK Government Has Changed Its Tune on Poverty

Expand Staff at the Goodwin Hub in Hull make up parcels for members of a low-cost food pantry scheme. © 2019 Kartik Raj/Human Rights Watch Just weeks after the United Nations’ poverty and human rights expert gave a damning assessment on poverty in the UK, the government appears to have ended its “complete disagreement” with his conclusions – for now. In a late night debate in UK parliament this week, junior welfare minister Justin Tomlinson said that while the government does not agree with some of Professor Philip Alston's interim findings, it would give them “serious consideration.” Tomlinson…

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