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What the Foodbank Debate Tells Us – Stephen Timms Shadow Employment Minister

Reposted from The Huffington Post Well said Mr Timms!  The debate about foodbanks exposes the dark secret at the heart of this government: they just don’t care. Asked about the growth of foodbanks, David Cameron always gives the same reply: … Continue reading

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Happy New Year …

So here it is, that time again, where I resolve to give up eating chocolate, drinking wine and try to be nicer to people! One of my other New Year resolutions is to make people aware of the harsh regime … Continue reading

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Food banks: cowardly coalition can’t face the truth about them

Reposted from the Guardian I went to the Trussell Trust food bank round the corner from theObserver’s offices just before Christmas. If I hadn’t been reading the papers, I would have assumed it represented everything Conservativesadmire. As at every other food bank, volunteers who … Continue reading

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Christmas Food Bank Use Triples In One Year

Reblogged from the Huffington Post The number of people using food banks this Christmas has tripled compared to last year, according to a charity which runs 400 across the UK. Over the two weeks leading up to Christmas Day, the … Continue reading

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Food Banks … my ar*e!

Concerned: Ricky is upset that families have to turn to food banks The TV comedy star is furious that a “prat” like Tory Government minister Lord Freud says people are just going to take advantage of a free meal When … Continue reading

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Charities condemn Iain Duncan Smith for food bank snub

Requests for meetings with work and pensions secretary to discuss growing crisis have been refused Iain Duncan Smith, the embattled work and pensions secretary, is refusing to meet leaders of the rapidly expanding Christian charity that has set up more … Continue reading

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Biggest ever increase in UK foodbank use – press release from Trussell Trust

170% rise in numbers turning to foodbanks in last 12 months Trussell Trust foodbanks have seen the biggest rise in numbers given emergency food since the charity began in 2000. Almost 350,000 people have received at least three days emergency … Continue reading

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