Figures Show How Rich Poor Divide Is Disgustingly Big In UK

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New figures have shown that the rich poor divide in the UK is only getting worse.

Amid growing concern over the faltering economy, official stats have shown that the gap between the rich and poor has grown over the last two years.

Basically, the richest 1% of the population have the same amount of money as the poorest 57% combined.

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Obviously that’s a huge divide between the rich and the poor, and is yet another example of how the rich seem to be getting richer and the ones without are becoming even more destitute.

The figures from the Office for National Statistics show that not only has the gap increased, but that the overall wealth inequality has grown since 2012 to boot.

The news has been received predictably badly, with plenty of people citing the government and their various failings as a major reason for this.


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