Amber Rudd accuses UN of a 'political attack' on the British Government after envoy's damning poverty report as she vows to improve Universal Credit in Commons return | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Amber Rudd accuses UN of a 'political attack' on the British Government after envoy's damning poverty report as she vows to improve Universal Credit in Commons return

Amber Rudd has dismissed a UN special report on extreme poverty in the UK in a combative return to front-line politics.

Ms Rudd, who returned to the Commons as Work and Pensions Secretary after Esther McVey quit in a row over the Brexit deal, accused UN special rapporteur Philip Alston of being 'extraordinarily political' after he published a preliminary report condemning the Government's attitude towards poverty.

Mr Alston, who published his findings on Friday after a 12-day tour of the UK, accused ministers of being 'in a state of denial' over the extent of poverty in the Britain.

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