Liverpool Council to report Government to United Nations over poverty trap policies

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“Liverpool Council bosses are to go to the United Nations to make their case that the government could be breaking international rules on keeping people out of poverty.

The authority believes the coalition – through its controversial policies such as the bedroom tax and welfare reform – could be in breach of the UN economic and social rights convention that sets out minimum standards of access to food, clothing and housing.”

Mark Aldiss‘s insight:

"In a rare moment of cross-party unity, Lib Dem Cllr Pat Moloney said: “It is the moral purpose of government to protect its citizens … and to keep them out of hunger and worse.”"

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