UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston’s presentation of his preliminary findings has just concluded – and the litany of horrors he described will take some time to write about.
But Alston’s closing remark was astonishingly frank and conveyed much about his findings concerning the policies of the Tory government, the mentality behind them and the harshness of their impact.
Alston spoke of the ‘really remarkable gender dimension‘ of Tory policies and their hugely disproportionate impact on women, particularly mothers, before concluding:
Alston also condemned the impact of the Tories’ ‘ideological’ policies on children, disabled people, asylum seekers and others. More details to follow.
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