The other day, with much trumpet and fanfare, JK Rowling donated a million pounds to the Labour Party. When she did this she said,
"The Labour government has reversed the long-term trend in child poverty, and is one of the leading EU countries in combating child poverty."Presumably she got this information from Brown, because its a load of bollocks, as I imagine she would not want to knowingly lie.
After all, June 2008, the End Child Poverty said "End Child Poverty disappointed as child poverty figures rise". In March 2007 they said Disastrous rise in child poverty shows Government failing to meet their targets". Meanwhile Community Care in March this year noted that "the UK still has a higher proportion than any other EU country".
Has someone been telling JK Rowling Brownies?