Minister of Loneliness

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a”Minister for Loneliness,” Tracy Crouch. Ms. Crouch is a Conservative MP and FA-qualified football coach whose cabinet portfolio also includes sports gambling, the National Lottery, and horse racing.

A Loneliness Minister might sound odd to American ears, but it’s just a British way of saying Ms. Crouch is responsible for helping UK residents who feel excluded from society.


“U.K. Appoints a Minister for Loneliness,”  Ceylan Yeginsu, New York Times


“Loneliness is a ‘giant evil’ of our time, says Jo Cox commission,” Anushka Asthana, The Guardian


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