Poverty in Scotland LOWER than UK despite decades of Brian Wilson’s Labour AND because of one decade of SNP

From the Social Metric Commission report ‘Measuring Poverty 2019’:

Contrary to Wilson’s headline above, children and the elderly especially less likely to experience poverty in Scotland:

The Scottish Government unlike Westminster, cares:

There was a UK-wide official measure of child poverty, with associated targets, contained in the Child Poverty Act 2010. Targets based on reducing child poverty in the UK were abolished in 2015. Note that Scotland (who have now legislated for new measures and targets), Wales and Northern Ireland have retained measures of poverty based around the Child Poverty Act 2010 definitions




Why is poverty less common in Scotland? SNP Government actions after the demise of corrupt Labour betrayal on its own people.

Recent reports with the evidence for the above statement:

Reporting Scotland fake concern over child poverty but ignore major SNP policies designed to help

August 1, 2019

Using increased demand for school uniform grants to get started, Reporting Scotland today gave us one their extended poverty porn mini-documentaries. Spending the opening minutes in a free breakfast club, they didn’t tell us why it is free. See this:…

BBC Scotland ignores SNP school holiday meals funding to keep the poverty porn going

July 2, 2019

On the same day that SNP Government funding of £350 000 to support providers of meals over the school holiday period was announced and days after the SNP government brought in a special child payment, not available in Tory England,…

Why Scotland has 8% of the population but 0% of the UK’s worst places for child poverty

May 15, 2019

Though today’s report from End Child Poverty shows that Glasgow does have one of the ‘top’ parliamentary constituencies for child poverty, before taking account of housing costs, Scotland has no entries at all when housing costs, as they would…


Is there less poverty in Scotland: Will BBC Scotland INFORM us?

March 29, 2019

From Reporting Scotland yesterday: ‘Poverty and income inequality continues (sic) to rise according to the latest figures from the Scottish Government.’ ‘You deal with it!’ As always, we got the bare facts and a quick reference to the Scottish Government…


Child poverty WAS and IS caused by policies of the UK government.

March 27, 2019

From TuS reader SAM: Chapter 3 of the ONS review of the long run rates of relative poverty in UK households since 1961 shows that rate of poverty in 1961 was 13%. This rose sharply in…

Attack on SNP poverty strategy fed by Lib Dem/Tory think tank funded by Zombie insurance

March 23, 2019

These headlines are the predictable outcome of the publication of research from the supposedly independent think-tank, the Resolution Foundation, titled ‘Wrong Direction’ which suggests the SNP’s poverty targets, 12 years from now, will not be met. The research is based…

As Joseph Rowntree looks on, SNP Government ACTS to reduce child poverty with £450 000 grant

March 15, 2019

In 2019, it’s clear to all that Tory policies are a conscious attack on the poor and vulnerable. In 2018, The Joseph Rowntree Foundation had this to say about the Scottish Government’s intentions to reduce child poverty: ‘The Scottish Government’s…

Rent poverty far less common in Scotland

January 14, 2019

In the Herald today, we read: ‘A “disgraceful” number of Scots are struggling to pay their rent or mortgage – with the number rising by nearly a third in the last two years. That is the view of Shelter Scotland…

Poverty in Scotland 2018: The positive news that you won’t have heard from BBC Scotland

October 3, 2018

Note: The predicted dramatic increases above neglect impact of further welfare devolution to SNP Government Reporting Scotland ignored the report altogether. They were far too busy with trouble over the football cup semi-final location and the Tory conference in…

Bitter and Broken Britain: UK welfare cuts pushing more Scots families into poverty

October 1, 2018

Steve Caplin From the SNP Government website: ‘Thousands of individuals and families across Scotland are being forced into poverty as a result of UK welfare cuts. The cuts imposed by the UK Government will continue to reduce welfare,…



6 thoughts on “Poverty in Scotland LOWER than UK despite decades of Brian Wilson’s Labour AND because of one decade of SNP

  1. John August 18, 2019 / 6:17 am

    Just as well we live under the SNP , and not Wilson’s toxic Labour in Scotland isn’t it ! .

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  2. broadbield August 18, 2019 / 7:47 am

    Wilson is a bitter and twisted disappointed apology of a fossil. He, and his fellow bigot, were sacked from the WHFP, which he founded, one for writing a disgraceful piece about Islam and those of that faith in the UK and Wilson for an equally nasty piece supporting him.

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  3. Brian Powell August 18, 2019 / 2:46 pm

    Either Wilson has checked the numbers and knows he is lying or he is just lying out of hand. He has the advantage of never being challenged on what he said by the MSM.

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  4. diabloandco August 19, 2019 / 7:55 am

    I watched a BBC ALBA programme where the young B.Wilson appeared , he sounded like a convinced independence supporter then.

    What on earth happened to him to make him a vitriolic unionist?

    Meanwhile the BBBC gets stuck in to Scotlands ‘shameful’ record on drug deaths and HIV in the homeless while blithely ignoring the results and evidence from south of the border. .

    STV and BBBC might as well not bother with anything other than ‘Scotland’s rubbish so it is’

    They realyl are getting on my wick !


    • John August 19, 2019 / 9:05 am

      GMS stirring the pot again by introducing an “expert” on human rights on the question of the Named Person project . His rhetoric from the minute he came on was SNP baad , John Swinney should apologise says he , the Supreme Court said it was wrong says he ,
      no word of course about trying to save children’s lives ! .
      The BBC and STV look under every stone to dig out these SNP hating “experts ” and then let them rant on with very little interruption.


  5. gavin August 19, 2019 / 2:08 pm

    Scottish Resourse Group—AKA Scottish Coal, with Wee Brian as one of four directors, left large parts of the old mining areas of Scotland with huge dereliction (£150 million) on its abandoned sites when it went bust. They also hadn’t paid their company whack into the pension pot, leaving their workforce out of pocket.
    No apologies, no interest.
    Labour party? Socialist? This greedy clown has zero interest in working people. Typical Tory, more like.

    All for Ireland and England—detests Scots.

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