THERE are approximately 4 million UK children currently living in poverty. This is about 30 per cent of our kids — and the majority of them (67 per cent) are in working families.

As a result of years of Tory austerity, we are now afflicted with both child poverty and in-work poverty.

And in the NHS, nurses are increasingly taking out payday loans, while one quarter have to borrow money, take a second job, or both.

Meanwhile, life in Tory Britain remains rosy for the rich; we have the lowest rate of corporation tax (19%) of any country in the wealthy G20 group.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies states that “changes to corporation tax represent some of the largest giveaways since 2010”.

Let’s hope the New Year brings a new government — with new hope for the working class.

P Murphy