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Why aren’t we outraged by child poverty in Britain and the US? | Mary O’Hara

Why aren’t we outraged by child poverty in Britain and the US? | Mary O’Hara

UK news | The Guardian / Mary O'Hara / 8 hours ago

It is not normal that millions of children are living in poverty in two of the world’s wealthiest countries. It’s a political choice

At the end of 2018 millions of children are trapped in poverty in rich nations like Britain and the US. We should call it what it is: a crisis. How can it be that there is no public outcry despite the regular headlines showing just how many children live in families that can barely scrape by? Where are the mass protests about child poverty, or have we really become so desensitised by the juggernaut of Tory austerity in Britain, and to relentless attacks on welfare in the US, that we are no longer shocked by the desperation of these youngsters and their parents?

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