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Gordon Brown claims welfare state has been ‘systematically shredded’ over last decade

The government has neglected to tackle “obscene” levels of destitution, Gordon Brown has said.  He argued Conservative ministers have “systematically shredded” the social security system over the last decade. The former prime minister, who left office in 2010, has said Britain is experiencing a hidden poverty “epidemic”, with some of the worst-affected households going without… Read more »