Brexit Can increase Poverty in 🇬🇧 UK : UN independent expert

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The Brexit referendum 📣 was a scheduled to be done by British people. The people choose to stay out of the Block.The Brexit Vote was held in June 2016, to decide whether the UK🇬🇧 should leave or remain in the European Union. Leave won by 51.9% to 48.1%  the turnout was 71.8%🗣

The UN envoy said that policies implemented by successive governments have led to “the systematic dismantling of the social safety net (and) inflicted great misery unnecessarily, especially “on the working poor, on single mothers struggling against mighty odds, on people with disabilities who are already marginalised, and on millions of children who are locked into a cycle of poverty from which many will have great difficulty escaping.”


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Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty and Human Rights visits New Lodge in North Belfast, UK. (2018)

Brexit – the United Kingdom’s impending exit from the European Union – will drive more UK citizens into poverty unless the Government takes action to shield the most vulnerable, warned Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, in a damning statement released on Friday.

The UN envoy’s comments came at the end of a 12-day visit to the UK, which saw him travel to nine cities across the country, meeting members of civil society, front line workers, and officials from a range of political parties in local, devolved and UK Governments.

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Brexit poses ‘particular risk’ to British people in poverty: UN independent expert