Wealth Inequality in UK Now Equal to Nigeria, UN Report

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The UK has been sliding down the UN Human Development Report since 1991, and by 1996 became the most unequal nation in the developed world .  The gap between rich and poor in UK society has risen sharply during the leadership of the Coalition government, yet long before these people got power, the gap between rich and poor in UK society was equal to Nigeria, with the poorest here living on roughly the same as their counterparts in Hungary and Korea.

Inequality, Inequality, Inequality

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The 1996 and 2013 reports makes truly depressing reading, but should come as no surprise to those warning of exactly these results from ideological austerity policies.

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