Kate Green – 2020 Comments on Prime Minister’s Use of Child Poverty Statistics

Comments made by Kate Green, the Shadow Education Secretary, on 30 July 2020.

It is shameful that the Prime Minister is unable to tell the truth about the hardship faced by so many families struggling to make ends meet.

Children and families in such difficult circumstances deserve better than this shabby treatment from an out of touch Prime Minister who has repeatedly failed to be honest about the challenges they face.

The Prime Minister must now correct the record, both publicly and in Parliament, and ensure that when he next raises his government’s damning record on child poverty, he comes clean about what the stats are saying.