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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2 thoughts on “Conservatives in chaos over food bank stance

  1. This is an interesting and informative re-blog, Daniel. I wasn’t aware how people accessed food banks, it’s a sad reflection that we need them at all. Being well informed politically is an aid to wellbeing, it’s great if we can be active politically too, joining with others, but as Masson reminds us in ‘Against Therapy’, even being politicized in one’s own mind is a great antidote to all forms of powerlessness, and oppression, the cause of so much poor mental health.

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