I went to a concert in my local Church yesterday in aid of Save the Children (a worthy cause of course) and noticed in the event programme that there are (so it said) 192,000 children in Wales living in poverty.This seemed a bit high to me - for a country of only 3 million people.It seemed even higher when I found out that there are only 600,000 children in Wales!
So 1 in 3 children in Wales live in poverty? I don't think so - not real poverty anyhow.
So I looked into how poverty is measured in Britain (and elsewhere?) and it is thus: any person who has an income less than 60% of the average income is classed as living in poverty.
This is obviously an insane way to judge 'poverty' for if, for instance, every household in Wales had an income of a million pounds a year then all those on less than £600,000 a year would be classed as poor!
With this system there can be no end to poverty unless we all earn the same (communism?) which means that even if we all have an annual income of just £2.50 then as long as we all have the same income then there is no poverty.
They are seeking equality in income and not an eradication of poverty.
Real poverty to me is not truly experienced nowadays in the West.
Compare us to Africa or the slums of Calcutta.
Does anyone actually believe that there are 192,000 children in Wales hungry and barefoot? Who is behind all of this manipulation and what are they up to?