The 37-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is a graduate of Harvard, a Rhodes Scholar, a former Naval Intelligence officer and the first openly gay person to seek a major party’s presidential nomination.
Following his 2-week tour of the U.K., the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights slammed Britain's welfare-cutting policies as more are driven to poverty, hunger and homelessness.
Shortly after the U.K. fell from being the world's fifth biggest economy, a new report shows that Britain is, in no unvarnished terms, infested with poverty.
“The government is in denial about the reality of severe deprivation in the U.K.," says Simon Duffy of the Centre for Welfare Reform, and "any delays in income will push many people who are already living in poverty and debt into extreme distress.”
Child health experts in the U.K. are now warning that social and economic inequalities have become a matter of life or death.