Yes - there is poverty in a material sense. However there is also 'Spiritual Poverty'. People being driven by greed and selfishness & self-centred from the top of the social pile to the bottom. At the top - greedy Bankers, CEO's, Senior Managers, Footballers, Celebrities & Others - all earning Millions of Pounds, and never satisfied with what they have - they always want MORE! At the bottom of the Social Pile - Not the genuine peoples, but the Dole Scroungers who have decided to live off the State as SOCIAL PARASITES always whining and bleating for MORE! People are NOT grateful for what they DO have -- They always want MORE. They bleat about what they DON'T have. Yes there is poverty in the UK, people living in squalid homes etc. But SLUMS are often created by those who live in them - that is a fact. Look at any run down estate and look at the rubbish, old cars, sofas, washing machines etc that have been dumped there by local residents. They do that, not the local Council!! People mix up their WANTS with their NEEDS. These are two different things!!