Latest official figures from the government reveal that levels of gross inequality in the United Kingdom has grown subtantially since 1997. Despite increased prosperity, the share of the national income going to the richest fifth of households rose from 40.9 per cent to 42.6 per cent, but the same share for the poorest dropped from 7.7 per cent to 7.2 per cent.
It is ironic that the same Labour party that banged on relentlessly about poverty when the Conservatives were last in power can no longer say they care for the poorest any more. These figures are a damning indictment of their eleven years in power, particularly of Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who as chancellor, inplemented all of their tax policies.
Talk about inequality, inequality, inequality.