The great child poverty conjuring trick

Published on: 
11 December 2015
Written by: 

Jessica Sinclair Taylor
Former senior communications and campaigns officer

Now you see it, now you don't. Steve Bell sums up the government's plans to scrap child poverty targets. Instead of measuring and acting on child poverty, they just want to measure how many children have parents who are out of work and how well they do at their GCSEs.

Reducing child poverty is one of the first duties of any government. And ending child poverty starts with counting it - without tracking whether child poverty is going up or down, the government can’t draw up a proper plan to do so. Instead of scrapping targets to end poverty, they should be working hard to meet them.

Now you see it - Steve Bell cartoon

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Courtesy of Steve Bell @BellBelltoons