James Wharton attacks our volunteers motives (again)

I found this through Unemployed in Tyne and Wear’s blog. This is low stuff, indeed. It’s bad enough that there are people in this, one of the richest countries in the world, who are too poor to afford clothes from charity shops. What makes this worse is that the Tory MP has attacked the clothes bank out of pique that it’s left-wing organisations doing what left-wing, working-class organisation were supposed to do: combat poverty. And because it’s a tacit attack on the glaring poverty inflicted from his party, Wharton’s reaction is in turn to demean and vilify the organisation and its workers. It shows how vilely petty and vindictive Wharton and the Tories truly are.

Durham Community Support Centre

Stockton South Conservative MP James Wharton has followed up his bizarre attack on the motives of the volunteers from Durham Unite Community who are behind a clothes bank set up in the County, miles away from his own constituency.

The County Durham Socialist Clothes bank was launched this week in Brandon, County Durham by Dawn Willson and Cath Ainsley after they realised, following an overhead discussion in a shop, that there were people in the area who could not even afford clothing from charity shops. They decided to try and do something about that, and set about gathering support and donations for the clothing bank.

Mr Wharton launched his original attack based on the fact that they had received some help setting up the clothes bank from the local branch of Unite Community – which they are both members of – as well as the Durham Miners Association and the…

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    […] beastrabban:I found this through Unemployed in Tyne and Wear’s blog. This is low stuff, indeed. It’s bad enough that there are people in this, one of the richest countries in the world, who are too poor to afford clothes from charity shops.  […]

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