Hammond: I reject idea millions live in dire poverty

The article "Hammond: I reject idea millions live in dire poverty" was published by the BBC on June 3, 2019, and shares Phillip Hammond’s response to a recent report about the issue of poverty in the UK. 

Viewpoints in this source

This article is focused on presenting Hammond's viewpoints, which are positive towards the government and skeptical towards the UN report on poverty. 

The UN report exaggerates the poverty crisis

As the title of the article suggests, one of Hammond's main viewpoint is that the UN report on poverty (described in "Poverty in the UK is ‘systematic' and ‘tragic', says UN special rapporteur") does not give an accurate picture of the situation:

I reject the idea that there are vast numbers of people facing dire poverty in this country. I don't accept the UN rapporteur's report at all. I think that's a nonsense. Look around you, that's not what we see in this country. (ll. 8-11)

Hammond does not really p...

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