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Brexit Britain is destroying the lives of poor children

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Brexit is the defining issue of our age: it dominates, and stymies, political debate; it clogs our news agenda; it pollutes dinner table conversation. In recent weeks, with an intransigent parliament trapped in an endless, Sisyphean round of votes over whether or not to hold other votes, it’s started to feel as if nothing else matters.

But while we’re all looking the other way, social cohesion in Britain is crumbling and the gulf between rich and poor widens every week.

A most grotesque example of this chasm of opportunity emerged just this morning. A housing developer, Henley Homes, has blocked the children of the tenants of its rented properties from using a shared play area open to other children living in the development whose parents or guardians are owner occupiers.

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As one tenant complained: “Children shouldn’t know who owns and who is renting.” But in modern Britain, how could they........

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