Shadow chancellor calls for benefits rise to fight poverty

Rachel Reeves says millions will suffer if Rishi Sunak does not take drastic action in Wednesday’s spring statement

Rachel Reeves sees the clearest, tell-tale signs of poverty among schoolchildren in her Leeds West constituency. “You look at the kids and you just think, I know you are poor.

“You can see it in the school coats, especially in the winter, and in the school shoes. Kids not wearing the proper school uniform, sort of a bit of mix-and-match, and it is really sad.”

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Source: theguardian
Shadow chancellor calls for benefits rise to fight poverty