Food bank blow is new low for the Mail on Sunday

in this detailed piece Mike demolishes the lies published in the Mail on Sunday about the rise in food banks being due to fraud and abuse by anyone willing to give a ‘sob story’. As Mike shows, this is simply not true. And this is an appalling new low for the Mail on Sunday. It’s bad enough when the wretched rag pours abuse and falsifications about welfare claimants and asylum seekers. Now that it has decided to attack what may for many people be the only thing standing between them and starvation – this is truly revolting.

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Who do you bank with? This piece of public opinion was picked up from Twitter [Author: Unknown]. Who do you bank with? This piece of public opinion was picked up from Twitter [Author: Unknown]. Isn’t it a shame that on of our national Sunday newspapers has chosen to disrupt everybody’s enjoyment of our Easter eggs with a specious attempt to expose abuses of food banks and make operator the Trussell Trust look hypocritical?

Isn’t it also a shame that the Mail on Sunday didn’t make a few inquiries into the procedure for dealing with people who turn up at food banks without having been referred?

The paper’s reporters and editor could have, at least, opened a dictionary and looked up the meaning of the word “charity”.

Under the headline, ‘No ID, no checks… and vouchers for sob stories: The truth behind those shock food bank claims’, the paper today (April 20) published a story claiming that Trussell Trust food banks are breaking their own rules by…

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