PressTV-‘UN report on UK poverty disgraceful for Britain’

A new United Nations report on the situation of poverty and austerity in the UK is “a disgrace” for the British government and shows London treats its own citizens like that of other nations, a political analyst in London says.

“For an advanced economy, which the UK is supposed to be, this sort of situation is quite disgraceful,” Rodney Shakespeare said in a phone interview with the Press TV on Saturday.

“It’s a crying shame that the United Nations makes a report like this reflecting a most unnecessary reality,” Shakespeare said.

The analyst said the British government was punishing the poor with its budget cuts, saying the vulnerable sector of the society has been robbed of a higher percentage of their income as a result of government austerity measures.  

“When it (government) wants to cut back in various ways, it takes action hitting the poor proportionally many times more than it does when it hits the rich” said the…

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