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Old 17.01.2020, 14:58
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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I don't eat 3 meals a day, it's not that unusual.
I'd suggest it isn't really about quantity of food, rather quality of nutrition.

Can you afford to eat enough balanced food, in order that you stay healthy, grow to your potential size, can stay awake and mentally active during the day, etc.

Can you afford to put a roof over your (and your family's) head?

Can you afford basic sanitary items for you and your family?

If you lose your job, do you have any savings to fall back on to tide you over or will a month's rent bankrupt you?

Can you afford to travel to job interviews.

Etc etc

If you fall foul of any of these categories (as well as a host more of course), i'd say you are both relatively and absolutely poverty stricken.

EDIT: pretty similar to EU definition above.

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The part in bold probably wasn't considered poverty in post-war 1950s.
The bit before the part in bold probably wasn't considered poverty for Egyptian slaves. We generally hope that society progresses over time.
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