I am extremely concerned that today nearly 4 million children are living in poverty in the UK (after housing costs) and this figure looks set to rise significantly with the unfair austerity measures and cuts being forced on us at the moment.
I’m sure you will agree that Parents unable to feed their children is one of the starkest examples of the squeeze on living standards faced by many British families. Surely as a proud, intelligent, resourceful Nation we can collectively muster up enough political & community will to tackle and eradicate this very shameful issue, or at the very least start to make a significant dent in it? This is not an issue of Left or right wing politics as I believe it is possible for us all to work & co-exist together. This is more the case of us all failing in one way or another to get the basics right and we have been failing in this regard for far too long already. Britain is the seventh richest nation in the world yet we face a growing epidemic of hidden hunger, particularly in children. I refuse to believe that we can’t do better. We must do better. Can you help? I hope so, because this problem screams out to be addressed.Thank you again and I look forward to hearing from you.Kind regards,
As you can see, Paul was merely expressing his extreme concern that there is a hidden crisis of poverty in the UK, with children going hungry. It is a concern that I share, and believe that politicians from across the political divide can unite in an attempt to prevent this from continuing.