I've been meaning to get round to posting on UK poverty since Old Man Rich asked me about it here.
It was a good question and to be honest I never post enough on British matters, such is the intrinsic pull of US politics but the findings are worth publishing...
No surprise that us Brits have no right to be smug: 1 in 4 people in the UK are living in poverty, that's about 13 million people with 4 million of them children. But what does poverty mean in the UK?
Well it ranges from not being able to afford clothing, to not being able to save money, or not being able to afford heating and for children it often means only one sqaure meal a day (at school usually). And being born into poverty means that you're more likely to die young, be unempoyed and have low skill levels/level of education.
The number of people living in poverty in the UK frankly shocked me and for more info on what you can do or what the government should be doing visit Oxfam.