No one who was there will forget, because what came next was so unexpected – not least by Blair\’s own cabinet. "Our historic aim will be for ours to be the first generation to end child poverty. It will take a generation. It is a 20-year mission, but I believe it can be done."
Hmm, and what is meant by this child poverty? Are we talçking of the destitute starving under rags by the motorway?
The experts wondered if he knew what he was doing. He was talking about narrowing inequality, though of course he never used the word.
Ah, no, we\’re not. We\’re talking about the idea that some have more than others. So why are we calling it child poverty?
Simply as propaganda of course. It\’s a great deal easier to convince people that they should be taxed billions upon billions for a pet scheme to reduce inequality if you make people think that it is indeed about starving poppets in rags. Which is why those promoting such pet schemes abuse the language so.