Apology

An article published under the title ‘Labour saved 2m children from poverty’ has been removed at the request of Mike Brewer, professor of economics at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex.

Mike Brewer’s findings on child poverty can be found in Chapter 5 of the Child Poverty Action Group Report  Ending Child Poverty by 2020: An interim report

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32 Responses to “Apology”

  1. Mike Brewer

    Unfortunately, this blog is different in small but important ways from the one I submitted to LFF. It’s nonsense to say “if the current rate of child poverty reduction was continued, it would have been eliminated by 2027”, and no research paper of mine has ever said that. And it’s stretching the facts to say “Labour’s policies can be calculated as having saved 1.8 million children from poverty.” I urge you to read the original for my true opinions. Mike Brewer

  2. Alex Braithwaite

    RT @leftfootfwd: How Labour saved 2 million children from poverty http://t.co/Z85KKYIq

  3. First Focus

    Labour saved 2m children from poverty | Left Foot Forward http://t.co/CHdl1K42 #childpoverty

  4. Anonymous

    Is your original on your own blog perhaps?

  5. David Kent

    Labour saved 2m children from poverty | Left Foot Forward http://t.co/mZd76g7z

  6. Dave Watson

    How Labour saved 2m children from poverty. I can be critical of the last govt but credit is due here http://t.co/YiQWnMss

  7. gerry robertson

    How Labour saved 2m children from poverty. I can be critical of the last govt but credit is due here http://t.co/YiQWnMss

  8. Stephen Curran

    How Labour saved 2m children from poverty. I can be critical of the last govt but credit is due here http://t.co/YiQWnMss

  9. Rami Okasha

    How Labour saved 2m children from poverty. I can be critical of the last govt but credit is due here http://t.co/YiQWnMss

  10. Just Me

    How Labour saved 2 million children from poverty http://t.co/G19Ft1sU via @ebuzzing

  11. The Free Market

    #CFP #SKP Labour saved 2m children from poverty | Left Foot Forward: Labour saved 2 million children from povert… http://t.co/AjNmS61A

  12. David

    RT @leftfootfwd: How Labour saved 2 million children from poverty http://t.co/DJfT3pZJ

  13. Catalyst Stockton

    The court isn't out on this one any more.1.8 million fewer children in poverty as a result of policy + employment http://t.co/8mEaFxun

  14. BevR

    RT @leftfootfwd: How Labour saved 2 million children from poverty http://t.co/v2EX3hAY

  15. Foxy52

    RT @leftfootfwd: How Labour saved 2 million children from poverty http://t.co/v2EX3hAY

  16. Magapanthus Smith

    RT @leftfootfwd: How Labour saved 2 million children from poverty http://t.co/v2EX3hAY

  17. Ashley

    RT @leftfootfwd: How Labour saved 2 million children from poverty http://t.co/f25P8LvF

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  19. Edd S.

    Labour saved 2m children from poverty, yet coalition policies are set to increase it, writes @MikeBrewerEssex: http://t.co/6oHlG320

  20. son

    Dont you mean new labour ?

  21. Rebecca Devitt

    RT @leftfootfwd: Labour saved 2m children from poverty, yet coalition policies are set to increase it, @MikeBrewerEssex http://t.co/3gVr0cZG

  22. joseph edwards

    RT @leftfootfwd: Labour saved 2m children from poverty, yet coalition policies are set to increase it, @MikeBrewerEssex http://t.co/3gVr0cZG

  23. itiddly

    RT @leftfootfwd: Labour saved 2m children from poverty, yet coalition policies are set to increase it, @MikeBrewerEssex http://t.co/3gVr0cZG

  24. Mark

    RT @leftfootfwd: Labour saved 2m children from poverty, yet coalition policies are set to increase it, @MikeBrewerEssex http://t.co/3gVr0cZG

  25. Atma Singh

    RT @leftfootfwd: Apology http://t.co/32x4J18Y

  26. oliver bennett

    Loved this apology for a misused political statistic http://t.co/cniQzXMB

  27. Nicola Smith

    Labour saved 1.8m children from poverty; Coalition are raising it by 100k per year: http://t.co/bS5Grzdy << Great blog by @MikeBrewerEssex

  28. Henry Hadaway

    Labour saved 1.8m children from poverty; Coalition are raising it by 100k per year: http://t.co/bS5Grzdy << Great blog by @MikeBrewerEssex

  29. John Andrews

    Labour saved 1.8m children from poverty; Coalition are raising it by 100k per year: http://t.co/bS5Grzdy << Great blog by @MikeBrewerEssex

  30. Andrew Jones

    Labour saved 1.8m children from poverty; Coalition are raising it by 100k per year: http://t.co/bS5Grzdy << Great blog by @MikeBrewerEssex

  31. Gillian Eames

    Labour saved 1.8m children from poverty; Coalition are raising it by 100k per year: http://t.co/bS5Grzdy << Great blog by @MikeBrewerEssex

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