http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4081596.stm intersting parody...can you be a home owner and impoverished? personally, i don't think there is any real poverty in uk. sure, homelessness aside, there are deprived areas and really skint people trying to make ends meet....but true poverty ie. no access to drinking water, medical care, education etc..doesn't exist on our fine shores the problem with the "poverty-line" is that its a shifting continium...eg if everybody lived in a 6 bed mansion with 4 cars, 3 foreign holidays a yr etc...if you lived in a typical semi with one 2 cars and one holiday you'd officially be in povery!!!