A report from the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church, the Church of Scotland and the United Reformed Church
Truth and lies about poverty
‘The myths exposed in this report, reinforced by politicians and the media, are convenient because they allow the poor to be blamed for their poverty, and the rest of society to avoid taking any of the responsibility.
‘Myths hide the complexity of the true nature of poverty in the UK.
‘They enable dangerous policies to be imposed on whole sections of society without their full consequences being properly examined.
‘This report aims to highlight some comfortable myths, show how they have come to prominence and test them against serious evidence.’
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