In today's column, Polly Toynbee writes:
...if they [the Tories] regain power, they will at least be embarrassed if child poverty soars as it did last time (from one child in nine in 1979 to one in three by the time they left office).
She also writes:
Tax credits are indeed a problem: why should the taxpayer subsidise low-paying employers? But naturally the party that opposed the minimum wage does not draw the obvious conclusion — that if earnings rose there would be no need for state subsidy...
[O]ne fact is conveniently missing from these reports: Denmark has exactly the same proportion of one-parent families and the least child poverty in the EU.
Talking of conveniently missing facts:
Denmark has no statutory minimum wage.
According to Minister for Employment, Claus Hjort Frederiksen.