Poverty in the UK ‘blights 1m rural homes'
The ‘Rural Advocate’ also calls for more ‘affordable housing’, training opportunities for young people and financial support to provide care and services. He wants solutions to the problem of transport in rural areas, ‘where many have no option but to use cars’.
No option but to use cars?
Do they have to walk 20 miles for water every single day? Do they have to forage like animals for meagre grains of rice or morsels of rancid meat? Do they have to watch their young babies slowly starve to death at their arid and emaciated breasts? Do they have to watch their loved ones die lingering and painful deaths, ravaged by disease, devoid of hope?
Dr Burgess asserts that ‘nobody should be disadvantaged because of where they live’.
Quite so, Dr Burgess. Quite so.