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Britain and its Hidden War on its Minors

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Whenever the name Great Britain is brought up, we start thinking about gloomy skies, Victorian Gothic mansions, perfectly dressed gentlemen and ladies, massive fleets and Shakespearean tragedy. But what do we really know about the UK and the way it treats the most valuable thing any society has – its minors.

If we are to take a look at the recent revelation made by the Independent, one in five British children lives in homes that are severely food insecure according to a report drafted by the Environmental Audit Committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It would add that the government has been accused of presiding over “significant and growing” hunger as a report warns that one in five children in the UK live in homes that are severely food insecure – making it the worst for child hunger in Europe. A combination of high living costs, stagnating wages and the rollout of universal credit has led to a steady rise in food insecurity – yet ministers have allowed the issue to “fall between the cracks.”

The report cites figures showing that 2.2 million people in Britain are severely food insecure – the highest reported level in Europe. This indicates that the UK is responsible for one in five of all severely food insecure people on the continent.

Further more, a recent study of food poverty in the UK found that the families of nearly 4 million children would struggle to afford enough fruit, vegetables and other healthy foods to meet the government’s........

© New Eastern Outlook