A proposal for universal basic income (UBI) is finally on the political agenda. If implemented, it will benefit millions of people who are in poverty or struggling to make ends meet. Unless, that is, you’re British. Why? Because of Brexit. While MEPs urge European countries to consider introducing a basic income to prepare for mass unemployment (that could come as a result of the rise of robots), Britons will continue to live in a class-divided country, in which the poor are seen as a burden to be punished
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