Had this debate on Poverty in GB
Michael Brown Of course poverty will be country and time dependant since the resources commanded by the average individual or family will be different from country to country and from time to time, as will what are considered ordinary living patterns, customs and activities.
Jo Dollimore I'm sorry for those poor people in the so called third world countries. Also the poor children - it makes me so sad. But their governments have the money to invest but they choose to spend it on arms or themselves or paying countries like us back. As a...See more
Martin William Clarke Chris Hanson read my comment again I posed the quest Why are we spending on overseas aid. Oversea aid can in the long run benefit GB because if we can aid poor countries to improve themselves and become self sufficient they will be less of a financial ...See more
Chris Hanson You asked where you said you questioned spending on overseas aid like you hadnt said it! Do you actually stop and think about what you post here before blurting it out?
Martin William Clarke Michael Brown Poverty is Country and Time dependant is Socialist clap trap so called GB poverty promoted by the Left wing is a political ploy. If I am wrong give me the details of 10 families who are in poverty and let me see there income and expenditure . All political Parties and ideology will generalise but that is not fact
Martin William Clarke Yes I did say questioned Overseas aid mea culpa BUT you said and I quote "Yet you want to cut all foreign aid "to help our own"?? Your comments get crazier and crazier" Please tell me where I said anything like that? I suggest you take your own advise
Chris Hanson "in recent years it has been widely accepted that poverty is relative to the place and time you live in."
Martin William Clarke I have made my views known I read all those reports but will not alter my view point
Chris Hanson Then you are in the minority
Martin William Clarke Maybe I am in the minority but does that make me wrong? But how do you know I am in the Minority because you said I am? This comment was made in the Daily Express EU auditors refuse to sign off more than £100billion of its own spending
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Chris Hanson Well yeah it kinda does, "widely accepted that poverty is time and place dependant" is what that report says. You say that is "socialist claptrap". You ask for proof then say you will not alter your viewpoint, you're embarrassing yourself what with that and moaning about gossip on the gossip board... I cant be bothered to argue with you anymore, have a good day
Martin William Clarke Once again you try and misrepresent me by saying I will not alter my viewpoint as I said I have read all the reports that is why I will not alter my viewpoint BUT if you have physical proof which I doubt you have then I maybe persuades to change my mind. Doreen Aldred has said "On good authority l've been told definition of poverty A household which earns under 60% of the average wage" that is about £308 a week do you honestly call that Poverty. Any way i enjoyed the debate