Iain Duncan Smith’s latest foolishness: He no longer uses poverty to measure poverty | Vox Political

The proposed new, and (deliberately?) vague, ways of defining child poverty look like yet another attempt to blame the poor for their own plight. There may have been faults in the previous definition- maybe it should have been based upon the Living Wage rather than the moving target of median income- but at least it gave something easily measurable to aim for.

I get the feeling the Tories know they’re failing- even deliberately hurting- the worst off, so they’ll just keep bringing in victim blaming targets and telling us it’s our own fault.

Source: Iain Duncan Smith’s latest foolishness: He no longer uses poverty to measure poverty | Vox Political


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