Wednesday 18 February 2009

Baby bail-out

Child poverty targets will be shooed away and told to be quiet like an irritating youngster this week.

Meeting the Government's goal of abolishing child poverty by 2020 will require an additional £4.2bn, the Institute of Fiscal Studies reports.

Meanwhile charity the Joseph Rowntree Foundation reckons that by 2010 there will be 600,000 more youths in poverty than the Government had predicted in 1997.

But tackling child poverty isn't very economically productive - young people can't even vote - so it's unlikely Gordon will deliver a bail-out any time soon.

1 comment:

Oldrightie said...

An ancient soundbite from the 90s. Typical of Labour and the spinners. When reality kicks in it is immediately "What we meant was.........".
Socialism is the mantra of poverty. History tells us so. Capitalism, warts and all, has produced more freedom and economic spread than ever any other system. Make it fairer and you have an even more acceptable way of living.

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