Starving British children are looking for food in rubbish bins

This is truly outrageous. As Mike points out, it is deeply shaming and troubling that children are reducing to scavenging through rubbish bins for food in Britain, which has the sixth largest economy in the world. But the Tories, and their middle class supporters will not see it. They don’t want to, and are passing legislation to hide the visible victims of poverty, like the homeless, off the streets and into hostels. And then they have the barefaced audacity to claim that people are only going to food banks because they’re there, not because they’re starving.
I also wonder in how many other British cities children are also doing this. I don’t believe for a single minute that Fenton is alone in the depths of its poverty or the abject desperation of its poor. It’s very likely going on elsewhere, but either hasn’t been noticed, or, in the case of local papers owned by the Heil group, is going unreported.

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Who said it could never happen here? Children are starving on the streets of Britain as the Tory-led Coalition's hate policies bite ever-more-deeply into the poor [Image: Stoke Sentinel]. Who said it could never happen here? Children are starving on the streets of Britain as the Tory-led Coalition’s hate policies bite ever-more-deeply into the poor [Image: Stoke Sentinel]. British children are sifting through bins left outside houses in search of scraps of food because they are starving, it has been revealed.

But Tories and their supporters in rich London won’t have to look at them – because they are in Labour-held Stoke-on-Trent.

The Stoke Sentinel reported that “Youngsters have been searching through bins in the Hollings Street and Brocksford Street area of Fenton before eating any leftovers.”

It said, “Dozens of hungry families are referred to Fenton’s food bank for help every week.”

What’s really sad about this story is that some of the people interviewed seemed to think the problem was with the mess left behind by these children – youngsters who are, remember, so hungry that they…

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