Coalition 'out of touch with ordinary people'

This is a government that does not understand the needs and fears of ordinary people, yet claims we are all in it together.

In the first year of this coalition government, the richest 1,000 people in Britain increased their collective wealth by 18%.

Over the same period the government introduced measures which increased the number of children living in poverty by nearly one million.

– Kathy Taylor, the president of the University and College Union (UCU)

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