While the babbling brook of bullshit, the mainstream media, spews out images of throngs of people fighting their way into shops to spend hundreds of pounds in an attempt to buy happiness in a colourful box, let's not forget the reality of modern day Britain. The Britain where millions of us live, the Britain of the daily struggle, of trying to keep our heads above water. A world where we are surrounded by unimaginable wealth, but are witness to beggars, rough sleepers, homeless, food-banks, child poverty and fuel poverty. the question is why?
Behind the veneer of designer names and brightly coloured shopping malls, there is another world. A world where hopes and dream die, and opportunity never knocks.
Zero hours contracts and the minimum wage are the establishments method of guaranteeing poverty. Don't expect them to try to alleviate the problem, it suits them the way it is. It creates a pool of cheap labour.
Poverty kills both the young and old, and those it doesn't kill, it scars for life. So who is responsible for those scars and those deaths?
Poverty, a preventable phenomenon, turns good people into bad parents, but not by their own desire.
Fuel poverty in one of the richest countries in the world, is a crime, who is responsible?
Don't expect the top layer of parasites to do anything about poverty, they need it to keep getting fat bank accounts. If we want to be rid of poverty, we will have to do the fixing ourselves.
No matter how they do the numbers, no matter the illusion they try to weave, the truth is that the UK has millions living in poverty, Why?
Food banks, a necessity in modern capitalist Britain, while the Oxbridge millionaires talk of a growing economy, Why?
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