Tag Archives: Foodbanks

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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Lets not fall oot


The votes of many have already been cast and the minds of many more already made up. It is very exciting in one sense that so many of us are engaged in discussions about the nature of democracy and who … Continue reading

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If you can’t see my mirrors!


The notice on the rear of many large lorries makes it clear that the lorry and its driver will only be able to respond to other road users if they are in sight. The same logic applies to all of … Continue reading

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Breadline Kids


Last nights Dispatches programme on Channel 4 was very sober viewing. It provided for all of us who have never visited a foodbank a snapshot account of three families who have been forced to turn to one and the circumstances that … Continue reading

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Best is simply not good enough!


It is incredibly disappointing that the new Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport has so quickly sent out a message that the reforms of the Press following Levenson have gone as far as they need to. This is a … Continue reading

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