Why New Labour is NOT Social Democratic.

  • Poverty – Between 2004 to 2008, 1.3 million lived on <60% of median income greater than 1989
  • The number of people in extreme poverty (<40% of median income) stayed constant in the first 8 years of Labour government, then rose to by 700,000 to the highest total ever.
  • The average real incomes of the poorest 10% declined by 2% form 1997 to 2007, before the recession.

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