Shankster wrote: It’s a pretty hideous indictment on a supposed civilised (whatever that means) and wealthy country, that there are 4.5m children (14.2m people) living in poverty. 870k children go to bed hungry in the UK.
The worlds 6th largest economy
Sadly the prosperity of a country is largely based on abstract statistics that don't consider the huge gulf between the have's and have nots.
A country (such as ours) can be said to be wealthy on the strength of having produced a small cabal of billionaires, whilst the rest of the population is left behind.