Tag Archives: Foodbanks

Food waste – time to write


Last Monday Parliaments Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee launched an inquiry into the economic, social, and environmental impact of food waste in England. They have invited people to write to them over the next few months with a … Continue reading

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We need a UK Social Index


The impact of any major political change is assessed through a number of mechanisms. One of these is the FTSE100 which reflects the share value of the 100 largest publicly listed companies. If a political policy or anticipated election is … Continue reading

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Command and Control Politics


This morning on BBC Radio4 Today Jeremy Hunt spoke in calm but bold terms about the changes that a Conservative Government would bring about in the NHS. He entirely ignored the point about previous broken promises and refused to be drawn … Continue reading

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Priorities and Gestures


The impact of around 50 World Leaders amassing on the Streets of Paris to express their commitment to oppose the acts of terror such as the attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo cannot be underestimated. This was a significant … Continue reading

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A good question to ask?


In a few weeks many of us will have the opportunity to ask our prospective MPs a range of questions as they attempt to persuade us to vote for them. Statistics and previous experience suggest that in some constituencies, the … Continue reading

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Let the poor smoke cigarettes


On Fridays Radio 4 Any Questions a lady called Gabriella asked the question “who is responsible for feeding the hungry in Britain” which drew a range of responses. Jeremy Browne, a Lib Dem ex-Minister explained how he had met the volunteers … Continue reading

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Foodbank Britain and other problems


One of the tragedies inherent in todays report on how dependent the UK has become on charity run foodbanks and other food distribution schemes such as FareShare (I have written extensively about the FareShare scheme I founded in Brighton & Hove) is that … Continue reading

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