Using research carried out by thinktank the Institute of Fiscal Studies into the likely impact of austerity on poverty levels in the UK, and extrapolating it across all 27 European Union member-states, Oxfam predicts that relative poverty, defined as the number of people living below 80% of median income, could be set to rise by anything from 15 to 25 million people by 2025.
Leave aside that this is a measure of inequality, not poverty. Even by the standards of relative poverty this is wrong. It’s below 60% of median income, adjusted for housing costs and household size.
Those arts graduates just don’t get numbers, do they?