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ELECTION 2015 – Food banks: ‘Most people at the school gates have used them’

Reposted from the Guardian Society Chaunte Campbell unpacks food from a food bank, including a tin of tuna donated by Neil Robson (pictured below); she plans to cook a tuna bake for her five-year-old son. Photograph: Mimi Mollica for the … Continue reading

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21 days to go

Watch the video David Cameron thinks that saying “think of all the things we’ve done in the last five years” is a boast. But when people do think about the last five years, they remember a hike in VAT, the … Continue reading

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Food banks: no, they’re not a ‘popular welfare solution’

Reposted from Patrick Cutlers blog @ the Guardian David Cameron’s discomfort over food banks typifies the right’s panic, confusion and denial over the causes of food insecurity Volunteer William Forey at Drumchapel food bank near Glasgow. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Notoriously, … Continue reading

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Reposted from Political Scrapbook SATURDAY 3 JANUARY 23:31 Share Post Tweet Post Buckinghamshire Tory councillor and Ministry of Defence civil servant Mark Winn: The remark follows off the back of a similar slur last June.  Coventry City Council’s Tory shadow cabinet … Continue reading

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“They sanctioned me. No money. I went to Tescos to steal. I don’t care.”

Reposted from Kate Belgrave I still have quite a few transcripts from interviews with people on JSA that I haven’t posted this year, mainly because I sometimes run out of time. Am posting some of them this week to give … Continue reading

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Today’s Britain: where the poor are forced to steal or beg from food banks

Reposted from The Guardian – Comment is free Illustration by Matt Kenyon What would you do to keep your baby from starving? Perhaps the same as Lucy Hill. At the start of October, the 35-year-old mother from Kidderminster was broke. … Continue reading

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The welfare rights adviser on a mission to shame Iain Duncan Smith

Reposted from the Guardian Excellent article about Nick Dilworth, expert welfare rights advisor who blogs on Ilegal.org.uk Welfare rights specialist Nick Dilworth is a vocal critic of austerity. Photograph: Emily Whitfield-Wicks/SWNS.com Make no mistake, warns benefits specialist Nick Dilworth, it … Continue reading

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A thought for Easter

Reposted from The Guardian Sign from the Mosaic Church food bank in Coventry, which had been providing emergency food supplies for individuals and families. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian Religious leaders and faith groups have called on the government … Continue reading

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Hungry Britain?

20:30 BBC One Hungry Britain? Darragh MacIntyre investigates the dramatic rise in the number of food banks in Britain. Dear all, you may be interested in watching this tonight. I don’t know what the actual content will be, but I will … Continue reading

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Yes, the church is bloody angry about these attacks on the poor, and rightly so

Reposted from Giles Fraser ‘A whole class of vulnerable people is being disparaged whose greatest crime is to find themselves struggling to get by in the chill winds of a financial climate that was absolutely not of their making.’ Photograph: … Continue reading

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