UN Special Rapporteur for extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, today delivered a damning verdict on the Tory government’s treatment of the UK’s vulnerable people – the disabled, single mothers, the low-paid and the unemployed – during the presentation of his preliminary findings from his tour of the UK to examine the impact of government policies.
As the SKWAWKBOX has already published, Alston described the impact of government benefits policies on women and children as equivalent to what would be designed by a roomful of misogynists – but Alston did not limit his criticism to their effects only on women.
During a presentation in which he pulled no punches about the ethos and consequences of Tory policies, Alston described them as specifically intended to deliver a simple, chilling message to the UK’s most vulnerable, who are under ‘immense stress’ and enduring ‘immense hardship’:
You’re on your own.
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