Tuesday, 15 September 2015

The working poor and family life

As we celebrate the International Day of Democracy and the introduction of new goals for sustainable development, the reality for many families in the UK is that their day-to-day situation is deteriorating:

Let us not forget the `angry kid` who berates his parents but actually hasn`t a clue:

There`s a very good reason why governments on an austerity agenda want to displace parents from family life:

Here`s the Daily Record:

"DELIVERY driver Mark Payne is one of a million Scots set to be hit by Tory cuts to tax credits."

"Mark and partner Agnes face losing £2100. He said: "We have to skip meals to make sure the kids eat."

"We have no food in the fridge by the end of the week."

"We work two jobs for more than 60 hours a week. We have no time with our kids."

"I am sick of the constant stress and if this cut goes ahead it doesn’t seem it will be worth us working."

"The couple are among a million Scots who today face having their family budget slashed by up to £2500 a year under swingeing Tory cuts to be forced through the Commons..."

"More than half of Scots living in poverty are from working households, according to recent figures."

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