The socks for Xmas budget | Josie Pagani

JOSIE PAGANI

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The socks for Xmas budget

The prime minister’s promise that she was in politics to end child poverty will have to wait. Next year, perhaps.Housing has become so unaffordable for poor families, food essentials so expensive, and the economy so close to recession, that by the end of next year child poverty will be heading back to 1990s levels. The children of the 1990s are the new parents of today and intergenerational hardship is disappearing from the political agenda. Delivering more requires courage, and tough choices. Just handing out cash to the squeakiest wheels is easy.


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