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From: Paul Nicolson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 6 May 2019 at 10:35
Subject: HEALTH WARNINGS from TAP seminars
We have now run four seminars – on land, housing, health inequality and social death respectively – with speakers providing the highest-quality information available in the UK.
Land is the connecting link. It is a gift of nature intended for the provision of shelter, food, fuel, water, clothes, health and wellbeing for ALL. With the young climate protesters, we say, ‘There is no planet B.’
Land in the UK is being grabbed by the national and international wealthy for their private benefit, setting rents so high that low-income tenants are forced into debt, hunger, evictions, and mental and physical illness. The effect of a crazy UK housing market is exacerbated by a disastrously reformed, health destroying, benefit system. An ever-increasing number of families, children and individuals are without a home. They will be the worst affected as the planet warms and the prices of necessities increase. Inequality is soaring and morality is missing when laws that oppress poor people are passed by Parliament.
The harsh reality of current government policy was further demonstrated at our latest seminar entitled “Social death: the impact of austerity and poverty” on 1 May 2019, Labour Day, at Portcullis House, on the Parliamentary Estate, Westminster. Copies of each PowerPointpresentation are now available on the Taxpayers Against Poverty website: Here are two of them:
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The purpose of the event was to place on record evidence linking to austerity and poverty the recent dramatic decline in health, reduction in life expectancy and increase in infant mortality in the UK. A stream of data demonstrates beyond reasonable doubt that, since 2010, more old and young, low income poor and middle class people have suffered mental and physical ill health, and died younger, as a result of cuts to local government and the NHS, and poverty incomes in both employment and unemployment . The failure of the government to address the fragility of children from birth through their early years, and the impact of today’s harmful poverty on future generations, is particularly shocking. While the number of infant deaths worldwide has reduced in recent decades, the UK’s position in the 23-country European league table has dropped from the best six to the worst five.
This will be forwarded to governmental and political organisations.
With best wishes,
From the Reverend Paul Nicolson
Taxpayers Against Poverty
A VOICE FOR THE COMPASSIONATE MAJORITY
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