Condemning a little less...And understanding a little more
Condemning a little less...And understanding a little more This important new book reveals a long-awaited consensus across the mainstream of British politics on what it means to be poor and on the incidence of poverty in our country today. But this consensus is not a left-wing one. While Conservatives have rejected the wilder statements of their predecessors and come to accept that poverty is a relative term, the left have come to understand that the best solutions to social problems are often market-oriented ones. Despite the unexpected outbreak of consensus, the book reveals a challenging agenda for both the Conservative Opposition, some parts of which are still finding their feet on poverty-related issues, and for the Government, which is already so over-stretched in its public spending commitments. By Nicholas Hillman of Policy Exchange.
By Policy Exchange , UK.