We’ve an interesting little example of people getting hoist upon their own petard here.
Child poverty, by any absolute standard, simply does not exist in today’s United Kingdom. We dealt with that absolute want back in the 1950s, thankfully. And yet we’ve got those who insist that the Tories (The Bastards!) would haul back the chimney stuffing and stale crust begging that so disfigured the land before we did.
At which point McDonnell suggests certain things he would do:
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But poverty is on the political agenda, and has still not been completely eradicated, so what to do about it?