Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Emergency Food Aid

"Tory MPs laughed and jeered as they were told how some hard-up shoppers were so desperate they fought to snap up discounted items in supermarkets." [More Here]

Shadow Environment Secretary Maria Eagle said the increasing need for food banks was a damning indictment of Government policy. She added: “Since April this year more than 500,000 people have relied on assistance from the 400 food banks run by The Trussell Trust charity, double the number of food banks compared to this time last year.” [More Here]

"Former Labour Cabinet minister Paul Murphy told the Commons he had never seen such poverty in his 40 years as a Welsh politician, apart from during the 1984 Miners’ Strike." [More Here]

In one of the most shameful episodes ever witnessed in Parliament, Tory backbenchers sniggered and hooted as Labour MP Fiona MacTaggart told of shocking scenes at her local Tesco in Slough, Berks, as people battled over cut-price fruit and veg. [More Here]

Labour MP Jamie Reed said: “I regret to say the laughter from the Government benches says more about this issue than words ever could.” [More Here]

His colleague Barry Gardiner said it was “extraordinary” to see Mr Duncan Smith smirking as it was pointed out that half a million people are now using food banks. [More Here]

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