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Time for 'New Vision' Clear as UN Expert Gives Blistering Takedown of UK Austerity

Time for 'New Vision' Clear as UN Expert Gives Blistering Takedown of UK Austerity

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

A United Nations expert on Wednesday issued a scathing rebuke to austerity policies implemented in the United Kingdom over the past decade.

"It is hard to imagine a recipe better designed to exacerbate inequality and poverty and to undermine the life prospects of many millions," said Philip Alston, U.N. special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.