Letters: Call on our elected representatives

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The super-rich, politicians and huge global corporations will be meeting in the Davos ski-resort to pontificate about world affairs including the issue of inequality.

While a lot of the focus will, rightly, be on global inequality and help for developing countries, it should be borne in mind that the UK is one of the most unequal of all developed countries. Moreover, there is inequality between the north and the south of this country and we know that Sheffield is a deeply unequal city. Evidence from organisations like The Equality Trust show that these massive inequalities are bad for all of us, even wealthy people.

Being the fifth or sixth richest country in the world has not stopped a massive rise in food bank use (we have 15 or more food banks in Sheffield), a surge in homelessness and the widespread low pay and poverty that we witness today in the UK. If we want to live in a decent society, where everyone is valued and can play a part to their full potential, we must call on our elected representatives to prioritise policies that will reduce inequality.

David Price

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