Richard Leonard: It is the duty of everyone to ensure povety is banished for good



Poverty is society’s greatest ill. It causes ill health and premature death, disease and depression. It degrades our common humanity and makes a mockery of our claims to civilisation. And yet, despite the means for its eradication being at our fingertips, poverty is far from a thing of the past.
It is present in the here and now. It can be seen in housing schemes. It can be found in our inner cities and in our villages. Poverty continues, as it has done for centuries, to hold us back.
Labour has always made the eradication of poverty its defining mission – and it is one of the reasons I... read more

 
23 November 2018 in Politics, Views: 74
Source: Scotsman
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