Only just 30 so i haven't grown up during the times you mention and personally will not really be effected, at the same time though whats counts as poverty has changed (for better or worse) and people are entitled to a certain level of comfort (look at what prisoners have access to these days)Wintergreen wrote: ↑Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:12 am^ Maybe, maybe not, but I still do not believe that 1 in 6 children in Wigan is going hungry.
Not sure how old you are Caboosegg, but I grew up in the 70's. Compared to that time, Wigan is like candytown. The amount of benefits/handouts and general "looking after" compared to then is mind boggling.
Even then, I saw proper hunger once. Just once.
Sorry but 1 in 6 my arse.
So no maybe not 1-6 are in the level of poverty that existed in the 70s but plenty will be in struggling households were they don't get the nourishment they are meant to.
I do agree some of this is down to parents though, i drive through hagfold on my way back from work and the amount of top end cars/giant tvs/ motorbikes etc you see is a joke. If you can afford a brand new land rover you shouldnt be taking up council housing.