Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called on the British government to implement a fourth budget to help poor families as he reveals his “shock” at the growing number of people living in poverty.
Speaking to the BBC’s Sunday Morning, Mr Brown said Prime Minister Boris Johnson needed to “mobilize the people” and come up with a development plan to tackle rising inflation.
Mr Brown was prime minister during Britain’s last financial crisis, 2007-2010. He also served as Chancellor from 1997-2007.
He revealed that he was “surprised” by the number of families who could be forced into poverty.
He added: “I am amazed at the fact that so many families and so many children are being pushed into poverty this winter, despite Chancellor Sink’s suggestions last month.
“I see millions of families in poverty, and millions of children go to school sick and hungry, people can’t stand the heat.
“It simply came to our notice then.
“Family budgets are under a lot of pressure, and the government will need a plan. I am proposing a fourth budget. We have three budgets this year. We need to do three things. First of all, we need inflation to stabilize prices. Need to move
“Second, the government has to help reduce family poverty, because if we do not take further action, the poverty of children will exceed five million. And third, I think what people are really looking for. He has a development plan to overcome it.
He warned that the economic problems facing the UK were affecting every country in the world.
The UK is one of the few countries that has no industry policy. We have no trade agreement with either the United States or Europe, so at Brexit or outside we really have to fix our trade relations.
“This is first and foremost a global problem that needs a global solution. At the moment we are actually powerless, but we are not powerless,” he said.
There is a food crisis, 800 million are on the brink of starvation. With the rise in oil prices comes the energy crisis, which is affecting every country, inflation and of course the conflict and climate change, which is affecting every country.
So Boris Johnson will be going to Rwanda and then to Germany, but he really needs to bring together world leaders, and he has to come up with a plan that works out a comprehensive and comprehensive way to reduce oil prices, food. Supply is possible, worldwide, and inflation can be controlled. “
He speculated that inflation in the UK could reach 11% but warned that jobs and living standards could be jeopardized when the prospects of high inflation and recession “come together”.
Mr Brown accused the government of failing to address the impending economic crisis.
“The UK is one of the few countries that does not have an industry policy. We have no trade agreement with either the United States or Europe, so at Brexit or beyond we really have to settle our trade relations.” ” They said.
“There is no plan without this plan. There is no plan of action.
The government is moving from crisis to crisis and from scandal to scandal. We can’t find a way out of it. We will have pain now and pain later. All we need is to reduce the pain and maximize the benefits.
At the moment, no government minister can come up with a strategy for next year, two years or three years. There is no plan, no action plan, and there must be one.
He also called on Labor leader Carestarmer to “ignore” those who accused him earlier this week of being “boring”.
“The interesting thing about Kerr Starmer’s leadership potential is that he will have a plan for the UK. He will show us how we can make progress. He will show us how we can raise living standards again. And he will show us how we can have a just society that deals with issues like climate change.
“Kerr Starmer was the director of public prosecution. He has been a great public servant for many years, and I think he will be a great prime minister.