What’s this country got against the poor?

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    I work full time in public services. I don’t get paid much, especially after tax, and I have to have Universal Credit to help increase my monthly income. As you know the government is going to stop paying the “temporary” Covid boost of £20 a week to those receiving UC.

    That means from next month I will lose out on over £80 a month, as will many other families.

    As you know the cost of food and fuel is going up. And now I have just found out the cost of my daughter’s gymnastics class will go up in November. It’s only going up by another £3 per month. But it’s like another kick in the teeth for those on low incomes. It’s like this country doesn’t want children from low income backgrounds to do extra curricular activities so they can remain poor and not have a chance to excel in something they are good at. No, they must go to work cleaning chimneys and earn more money for their poor families.

    How on earth is the government going to level the playing field and improve social mobility when every decision it makes is making the poor poorer and the rich richer?

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    Yes, it is an unjust system where money makes money while the poorer have no chance of getting richer ! We need a Robin Hood Chancellor to take from the rich and give to the poor. I’m not knocking the rich, good luck to them but when i see a nearby property developer having 4 mansions worth 1 to 2.5 million each and driving Lamborghinis and Mercedes AMG Jeeps whilst others live in properties that are not fit to be habitated it does make you feel it’s an unjust world !


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