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Fuel poverty to hit British households, energy chief warns

Around 40% of British families will live in “fuel poverty” if the country’s authorities don’t take steps to lower energy prices, according to the head of the energy company E.ON, Michael Lewis, as quoted by The Independent. “Some people are at the edge and that will get worse,” Lewis said, …

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Extreme poverty in India has been cut by half, World Bank says

Extreme poverty in India, the second-most populous country in the world, is estimated to have declined by 12.3 percentage points between 2011 to 2019, the Economic Times reported on Monday, citing a World Bank Policy Research Working Paper. According to the report, the count dropped from 22.5% in 2011 to …

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UK Labour leader grills conservative govt for ‘inadequacy’ over child poverty during pandemic & pushes for £15bn recovery fund

Keir Starmer tweeted on Thursday that British children have lost over eight weeks of face-to-face teaching this year, and 14 weeks last year. “The Tories’ catch-up plan is so inadequate that their own catch-up tsar resigned,” he said. Starmer – the successor of far-left, anti-establishment former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn …

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Poverty is rising fast, but it’s part of a decades-long project which the lockdowns of 2020 will only accelerate

Don’t say you weren’t warned. While ‘centrist’ neo-liberals and faux-progressives lauded turbo-globalisation in the nineties, one ‘insider’ Sir James ‘Jimmy’ Goldsmith – a billionaire financier who never indulged in groupthink – told us that it wouldn’t end well. In his books The Trap and The Response, Goldsmith predicted that GATT and …

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