below the breadline


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below the breadline

Extremely poor.
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These people are sitting on a West Indies island at a cost of PS19,000 a week rental for a villa, while millions of families in this country are reportedly below the breadline and having to pay for their food on credit cards - and we're supposed to get ourselves outraged because of the photograph.
Nearly 54,000 struggling single working mums in Wales could lose as much as pounds 68 a week under the new Universal Credit, pushing some below the breadline, according to the charity's report today.
Despite Government efforts to eradicate child poverty, many youngsters are still living below the breadline.
Bahrain is a country of extremes, with some massively wealthy locals and expatriates, while those at the other end are literally on or below the breadline.
With the current budget cuts looming, they will be pushed further below the breadline.
Merthyr Tydfil AM Huw Lewis is leading plans to introduce an innovative Scandinavian scheme aimed at slashing the number of youths living below the breadline.
And that cut - 40 PER CENT - puts her well below the breadline.
Mr Farron took the opportunity to introduce himself to the country, describing his working-class upbringing which "might have been on or below the breadline from time to time".
7 million British pensioners are living below the breadline.
The figures reveal 229,000 children live below the breadline and as many as one in three have been left in hardship in Glasgow.
Child poverty was worst in Newsome, where one in three families is said to be living below the breadline.
Coventry City Council's own statistics reveal that 20 per cent of people living in the city live below the breadline.
She told a Labour summer school that as the State tries desperately to balance the books, it must be careful not to plunge people reliant on welfare payments deeper below the breadline.
Add to that the extra problems for parents (when council run daycare has been slashed and so they have to fund private childcare during their working hours) and for many, getting a job would tip them further below the breadline.