He says it is a “poverty nonsense.”
Yeah, things are tough, things are difficult for families, but there’s no poverty in Britain.
He maintains this land isn’t poor. It is a rich country with a lot of opportunities.
No poverty in Britain, says ‘30p Lee’ Anderson at Tory party conference, while pointing out that some people are there at the conference to say that there’s poverty in the land.
Lee Anderson claimed that there is no poverty in Britain as he spoke at a fringe event at the Conservative party conference on Tuesday, 3 October, 2023.
The deputy Tory party chairman, once nicknamed “30p Lee” for his comments on food banks, said he “doesn’t believe” in “poverty nonsense,” claiming that there was “real poverty” when he was growing up in the 1970s but things have changed now.
Mr Anderson told the event, hosted by Conservative Home and UK In A Changing Europe, added that he believes the UK “is not an impoverished island but a land of great opportunities.”
According to a well-known Foundation, 13.4 million people were living in poverty in 2020/21.
Do you believe that?