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Sunday, 6 January 2013

1.6m kids live in severe poverty while the rich have never had it so good

John Wight contrasts the stark reality of a divided Britain where 1.6m children live in households which are 'mired in severe poverty.. forced to make a choice between heating and eating on an income of £15,000 or less' but the 1,000 richest people 'have seen their wealth increase by a staggering £155 billion over the past three years of the recession.' Wight argues that 2013 could prove to be one of the most socially convulsive and ugly in Britain's social history: