Who Said That?
In May 2010, the statement was issued by the new conservative coalition leadership in the United Kingdom --Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Chair of the Social Justice Cabinet Committee in a report on poverty.
The entire quote is:
"Addressing poverty and inequality...is at the heart of our agenda for government. It is unacceptable that, in one of the wealthiest nations in the world, millions of adults and children are living in poverty. Whole communities are existing at the margins of society, trapped in dependency and unable to progress. In these areas aspiration and social mobility disappear, leaving disadvantaged children to become disadvantaged adults."