5 January 2008

I noticed in an article of 12 December 2007 on this Cornwall Liberal Democrat website the phrase “Cornwall – one of the poorest counties in the country.” The italics are mine but the phrase is true, with the proviso that it is pretty meaningless and unnecessary to talk about county poverty when we can and should differentiate between subwards. But this phrase represents a welcome advance in Libdem thinking from the claim that Cornwall is the poorest. Poverty has so many measures and so many aspects that “the poorest” is misplaced anyway.

On small step forward.