Another day and another instance of poverty hustling from the well off given max publicity on the BBC.
Nearly a third of the population of Britain is living on an “inadequate” income, according to research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). In 2014-15, it said that 19 million people were living on less than the Minimum Income Standard (MIS). It said the problem was that household costs have been rising, while incomes have stagnated.
Now the Rowntree Foundation specialises in this kind of specious clap trap, continually whining about just how awful life is and how dreadful the inequality is that afflicts our Nation. I was amused at this new “measure” of what constitutes “inadequate” income – yes, the sexy new MIS.
The MIS is set by experts at Loughborough University, and is based on what members of the public think is a reasonable income to live on.
“Experts” at a University and based on what “the public think” – utterly risible and yet allowed to generate BBC headlines. It’s a toss up between the Resolution Foundation and the Rowntree Foundation as to which can get the most mileage for their left wing agenda from the BBC.