Conservatives in chaos over food bank stance

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Credit where it's due: The vast majority of reasons for people being referred to food banks are attributable to the Department for Work and Pensions. Could that be why the DWP is so desperate to silence the food bank charities? Credit where it’s due: The vast majority of reasons for people being referred to food banks are attributable to the Department for Work and Pensions. Could that be why the DWP is so desperate to silence the food bank charities?

Tories – what are they like?

The answer is, of course, even they don’t know – as evidenced by their current confusion over food banks.

David Cameron has enthusiastically backed their work at a Christian faith group’s Easter reception (and so he should, having sent so much of it their way), and Treasury minister David Gauke also praised them in an interview on Channel 4 News last week.

But the DWP says leading food bank provider the Trussell Trust is guilty of “misleading and emotionally manipulative publicity seeking”, with the rise in food bank use being the result of the charity’s leaders “aggressively marketing their services” and “effectively running a…

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One Response to “Conservatives in chaos over food bank stance”

  1. jeffrey davies Says:

    I some times wonder are you right in the head this lot will tell lies apon lies and loads believe them but going to a charity for food try it it hurts your soul it hurts you thinking why why why but all you can think about is those that claim without the need sorry I missed something there getting food after ones told you are sanctioned or cant claim there are many abused by this government hell bent on making you pay jeff3

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