UK Wealth Divide widens, with inequality heading for “most unequal country in the developed world”

12 Jun


Oxfam has issued a series of social media communications, coinciding with Channel 4 TV programme by Dispatches called Breadline Kids  highlighting the damning joint report from Oxfam GB, Church Action on Poverty and The Trussell Trust:

Below the Breadline: The relentless rise of food poverty in Britain  on UK widening wealth divide and extreme inequality, absolute poverty and destitution for those at the bottom, with UK heading to become the most unequal country in the developed world.

Oxfam make some hard hitting comments that highlight the disgraceful situation for a country with such extremes of wealth such as the UK as one of the richest countries in the world. It is an organisation that has worked for the world’s poor for decades and often highlighted the unjust inequalities that have existed in the Third World, with the developed world often exploiting resources, whilst poor suffered poverty, disease, malnutrition…

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