DONATE COST ONE LESS EASTER EGG TO FOOD BANK
Spur Steak & Grill (from Trussell Trust charity website):
LOSS OF BENEFITS CAUSES UK STARVATIONThe Trussell Trust has informed they had, in the year 2013 to date in 2014 helped with 3 days' emergency food parcel around 1 million people by vouchers recommending them from some authority or other.
This must indeed be a Titanic sized tip of the iceberg of Hungry Britain.
Because if you are hungry one day, you are hungry every day, with nil income from sanctioned benefits for weeks or losing them altogether, with obviously no other source of money to buy food by the huge surge in the number of food banks since 2010.
We expect the Tories to do this (along with the Liberals now within a Liberals and Labour merger party now called Lib Dems) as they did it in the 19th Century with forbidding giving food to the homeless starving by the New Poor Law.
LABOUR WILL CAUSE JUST THE SAME HUNGER IF VOTED INTO GOVERNMENT IN 2015
But all Labour can say today, is that many people are missing out on the beginnings of the economic recovery, instead of Labour stating the fact that it is welfare state abolition (and what else could leaving people with nil income for food).
The need for food banks began to rise under Labour's government back in 2005, when Labour began welfare reform, brought in Atos and invented the Bedroom Tax.
Ed Balls, Labour Shadow Chancellor, has confirmed again and again that Labour in government would just continue Tory welfare reform, even harder than the Coalition now, causing the old, disabled, chronic sick and working poor to starve each and every day. Rickets in children is rising, an ailment caused by starvation.
THE MILLIONS WHO NEED TO VOTE NEW IN 2014 AND 2015 IN THE UKI followed a pensioner with a trolley with only 4 small items in it, today out of the supermarket.
Pensioners, like many adults of all ages, can end up with not even £11 per week left for food. Believe me, you cannot get much for that. It is not even a couple of days of fish and chip takeaways.
The Trussell Trust state that 4.7 million people live in food poverty, yet Oxfam tells us that 13 million people struggle to make ends meet each and every day.
See my Blog post on Voting in Local city elections and European Elections May 22, 2014.
Same parties to vote for in 2015 general elections, that will be the only ones who will feed everyone, leave few homeless on the street and end Austerity and Welfare Reform, that just added to national debt, whilst causing greater ill health by debt and hunger.
HUNGRY ONE DAY, HUNGRY EVERY DAY - HOW THE UK LEAVE THE NATION TO STARVE
As the Trussell Trust, along with other anti-poverty charities, say that the UK government is breaching international law by violating the human right to food, then the government should be doing what is done throughout Europe.
In Europe, not just charities, but local government, provide daily free cooked meals and hot drink not just to the homeless on the street, but the majority of those being fed being the working poor on the way to work and impoverished pensioners, suffering ever greater cuts to their pensions (both from state and works pensions).
PENSIONERS LIKE THE YOUNG HAVE NO CURRENT PARTY WHO CARES LESS
In the UK, the same is being suffered by current pensioners and those denied state pension payout (you can receive payout whilst remaining in work) by UK state pensions not linked to average wages, the loss of value of annuities to get a decent payout from a private pension, and many who lost works pensions when companies went bust.
The average council pension is not even £4000 for men and around £2000 for women.
Many Austerity public sector job cuts were gain by early retired in their 50s in lieu of redundancy in the around 1 million job losses already lost or due gone by 2018. Two thirds of these job losses are to women.