London’s poverty profile

This report underlines the fact that many people live in a fantasy world (one that is largely unquestioned by the media) where people earning £40,000 are ‘average earners’, class is dead and London is a place of wealth and aspiration. As I’ve argued before, I sincerely believe that teaching children (and indeed the wider population) about median incomes, poverty levels, homelessness and such would be a huge step towards transforming this country. From Parliament down we are fed a distorted, disconnected view of society so that people in the top 25% of earners are embarrassed over how ‘little’ they earn and the poor are blamed for their own ‘condition’.

London’s poverty profile

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