4 Mar 2013

New report exposes ‘convenient myths’.

A hard-hitting new report titled: 'The lies we tell ourselves: ending comfortable myths about poverty' today lays bare six myths about poverty.

• Myth 1: 'They' are lazy and don't want to work

• Myth 2: 'They' are addicted to drink and drugs

• Myth 3: 'They' are not really poor - they just don't manage their money properly

• Myth 4: 'They' are on the fiddle

• Myth 5: 'They' have an easy life on benefits

• Myth 6: 'They' caused the deficit

The report from the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church, the Church of Scotland and the United Reformed Church can be downloaded by clicking here.