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The New Poverty by Stephen Armstrong

The New Poverty

The New Poverty by Stephen Armstrong
Nov 14, 2017 | 356 Pages
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“A hard hitting exposé of the problems and suffering of people who are at the lower end of the pay scale and therefore at the mercy of those who wish to take advantage. This book is very much in the mould of George Orwell’s The Road To Wigan Pier and makes for uneasy, but essential reading.”
—Richard Blair, Patron of the Orwell Society

Praise for The Road to Wigan Pier Revisited:

“Armstrong has gone to Wigan to expose a situation with depressing echoes of Orwell’s day: huge inequalities of wealth, comfort and life chances unaddressed by a government composed of distant, unsympathetic plutocrats and public schoolboys … The reasons for this apparent social shift, this new, ugly, public face of a lumpen proletariat Orwell rarely encountered, are many and complex. Most of them are surveyed in this forceful book. It is powerful stuff.”
—Stuart Maconie, Guardian

“Back in 1936, Orwell asked why people should live in poverty and despair in one of the richest countries in the world? Now, as this book shows, the cold hand of poverty is back. It is time to ask this government the same question: Why?”

“Defines the state of the nation.”
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“A great anecdote-rich account of poverty in twenty-first century Britain.”
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