UK austerity policies have ‘plunged people into despair’, says UN envoy Prof Philip Alston, the United Nations special rapporteur for extreme poverty and human rights, meets  food bank users in Newcastle, England on November 11th. Photograph: José Sarmento Matos/The New York Times

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