Destitution as the Natural Consequence of The UK’s Austerity Project

Luke Graham

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I argue that when viewed through the lens of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ESCRs) the austerity project as a whole was – in its design – destitution inducing. Put simply, the natural consequence of the way in which austerity was implemented in the UK was to increase destitution by undermining the ability of individuals to realise their right to an adequate standard of living (including their rights to food, clothing, housing, water, and/or sanitation) without reliance on charitable provision.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherJust Fair Guest Blog
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2021


  • Destitution
  • Charity
  • Human Rights


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