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"My conviction is that everyone deserves a fair chance in life ... that each of us has a responsibility to each other ... that when the strong help the weak it makes us all stronger" Gordon Brown, June 24 2007 / Inspiring Quotes 5



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London can’t afford to ignore inequality any longer August 9 [1]


  • The Future of Unemployment [2]



  • New Start editorial March 7 2007 - There are times when the advent of 24 hour news seems as helpful as a mobile phone weighed down with all manner of gadgetry.


  • New Start editorial March 1 2006 - So there is to be a cabinet minister for social exclusion. Hang out the bunting. Prepare the street parties. Let the disadvantaged celebrate with a display of choreographed forelock-tugging.

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Number of people working part-time because they can’t find full-time work has reached over 1 million - the highest number on record and a 45 per cent increase since the recession began, according to new analysis by the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr), 12 May [3]


  • Inequality at 40-year high, and the public believes the gap between rich and poor people is too large. July 17 [4]
  • Poverty twice as likely for minority ethnic groups: education fails to close the gap. The poverty rate for Britain’s minority ethnic groups stands at 40%, double the 20% found amongst white British people, according to new research published today by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). Minority ethnic groups are also being overlooked for jobs and are being paid lower wages, despite improvements in education and qualifications. JRF, April 30


  • Poverty and complicated benefit system main reasons for informal low-paid work, says JRF, June 16


  1., August 9, 2011
  2. Agit8, Feb 9th, 2009
  3., 12 May 2010
  4. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, July 17

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