Child poverty target will be missed: Non-doms could pay for it

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The Guardian has reported that:

The government has officially admitted it is unlikely to meet its target of halving child poverty by 2010.

As Larry Elliot in the same paper says:

It says something about political debate in Britain that raising half a million children above the poverty line should be seen as less important than taxing the small change of 15,000 non-doms.

And, as I showed, this is a choice that has been made. The cost of relieving child poverty is now estimated at £3.4 billion. Abolishing the domicile rule, allowing for all those likely to leave would raise £4.3 billion.

It's a very sorry choice the government has made.