Do we care about 300,000 more children in poverty?
No, we don\’t.
For the definition Our Poll is using is not in fact poverty, it\’s inequality.
That is, it\’s relative poverty. It\’s about 300,000 children having less than some arbitrary number: it\’s not even about 300,000 children actually having less in real terms.
And we\’ve looked at this one before:
The government\’s astonishing trajectory of cuts means that, according to Professors Peter Taylor-Gooby and Gerry Stoker, by 2013 public spending will be a lower proportion of GDP in Britain than in the US.
The answer being that UK public spending will be at or just above the post war average. It\’s Obama who is going to haul US public spending hugely up, well over its post war average.