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Austerity New book exposes the reality of Tory cuts

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn and Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas praised the release of a photography book of people "marginalised and silenced" by austerity yesterday.

Invisible Britain: Portraits focuses on the lives of 40 people across Britain who have been affected by austerity and cuts to public services.

Mr Corbyn said: “One of the most shameful legacies of this government will be the way in which it gave rise to a nasty culture of stigmatising working class communities and looking down on those just struggling to survive, who could be any one of us in different circumstances.

"These stereotypes don’t just demonise some of Britain’s most deprived communities. They are actively used to justify and excuse the damaging policies that are making people's lives worse.

"This book powerfully gives voice to the experiences and perspectives of people who we are used to seeing marginalised and silenced.”

Sales from the book will go towards creating a platform to amplify "unheard voices" and enable individuals from under-represented groups to work in the arts and media.
 
Ms Lucas said: "In an era when the media frequently fails to show the impacts of government policy, this kind of book is particularly important."
 
Publishers are currently fundraising to meet production costs.

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