David Cameron abolishes poverty, just like that

Date Posted: 04 August 2015

“We can make British poverty history, and we will make British poverty history,” said David Cameron back in 2007 – and he’s done it, just like that. Wave a magic wand, he and Iain Duncan Smith are abolishing child poverty as we know it.  Other things will be targeted instead – worklessness, family breakdown, addictions, debt and educational success. In doublespeak, the very meaning of the word poverty disappears when to be poor no longer means to lack money.