Last month, I blogged about the latest report on child poverty.
For all Labour’s rhetoric, the reality is that 3.9 million children – one in three – are currently living in poverty in the UK. As the End Child Poverty campaign points out, this is one of the highest child poverty rates in the industrialised world – a shocking figure given the wealth of our nation.
As Nick Clegg said in his conference speech, the Liberal Democrats are now the only party that can deliver social justice, and the only choice for anyone who wants a fairer Britain. Lib Dem policies like allowing councils to build new homes for rent, the pupil premium to support the poorest pupils, and sustainable action on fuel poverty, are badly needed.
On Saturday 4th October, End Child Poverty is holding a rally in Trafalgar Square to call on the Government to keep its promise of halving child poverty by 2010 and ending it by 2020. You can sign up to support the event here.