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Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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Half of Greater Manchester households 'in danger' of falling below poverty line, report says Maybe if a whole country's tax wasn't spent on the south east then things would be getting better. I wonder how that fancy, new, hugelyexpensive major rail project, Crossrail, is getting on? Red Army What is the definition of poverty in this country? Paul Valentine Being limited to 15 cigarettes and four cans of lager a day. Punctured Bicycle I'd also like to know what people believe the difference between 'want' and 'need' is. Guy Incognito, Manchester Do we really need to spend millions on making the link to London by rail half an hour faster? Trumpton, cross the Mersey Better spent paying people's wages to design and build the line than to sit at home looking for jobs that don't exist. Chough, Manchester Not sure that this has much to do with poverty except that such infrastructure investment helps jobs and future competition. Shark Sandwich, Heaton Moor Police starting pay to be cut by Pounds 4,000 to Pounds 19,000 Good. …

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