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    More than a million have used UK food banks in the past year


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    WTF?

    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/u...cle4064690.ece

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      Ethiopia doesn't have the same number of millionaires getting richer every day.
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      WTF?

      http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/u...cle4064690.ece

      Is Cameron's UK turning into Ethiopia?
      It's okay, looks like average wages are going to be up 1.8% so there is no problem, definitely not. And growth is up, which absolutely proves that Osbourne's 'strategy' is correct.
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      The biggest one in Brighton currently has a 1-2 week waiting list. They're absolutely flat out
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      Look at how much sanctioning benefits have rocketed since the Tories came to power. This includes people with mental health issues and other disabilities who have been deemed fit for work under the tougher system.

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      Beats working.

      "Thirty-six per cent of adverse JSA decisions since October were due to a failure to actively seek work, 30% due to a failure to participate in the work programme, and 20% due to a failure to attend an advisory interview."
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      What proportion I wonder, are formed from the much discussed migrant communities seen developing here since the new membership nations joined. A documentary I saw recently highlighted that the food banks run by charities in London in particular, were being overwhelmed by mostly migrant groups.

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      What proportion I wonder, are formed from the much discussed migrant communities seen developing here since the new membership nations joined. A documentary I saw recently highlighted that the food banks run by charities in London in particular, were being overwhelmed by mostly migrant groups.

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      not the ones in Brighton from my experience, but then Brighton is completely different to London immigration wise. Homeless services in the city, however, do see a lot of immigrant clients (mainly Lithuania and Poland)
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      What proportion I wonder, are formed from the much discussed migrant communities seen developing here since the new membership nations joined. A documentary I saw recently highlighted that the food banks run by charities in London in particular, were being overwhelmed by mostly migrant groups.

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      It's a national disgrace. Make no bones about it.

      Unemployment is down and yet people are still going to food banks. Why could that be? The jobs aren't paying. People are being pushed further and further into poverty. Zero hour contracts are good for businesses but not for the individuals and leaves them very little or no rights. David Cameron recently stated, "We want to make work pay". Well evidently that's not happening. The plan is not working, unless of course the plan was to suck up to big business, give mates a tax break and **** over the working classes. Perhaps the minimum wage needs adjusting? Not everyone can turn up to the House of Lords for five minutes and claim their £300.

      We've never had so many millionaires in this country, yet there people people queuing for food hand-outs because they can't afford to EAT. Millionaire's are getting a £40,000 TAX CUT while this is happening.

      What's the solution? Pay better wages? How do we get there? Build more houses, bring down the welfare bill, stimulate the economy and create jobs. Surely that's a better solution than keep house prices inflated with a 'help to buy' scheme. People wouldn't need help to buy if prices were more reasonable. Why is the Government footing the bill for this rather than solving the actual problem?

      This Government should be ashamed.

      Here's the Government debate, in full, on Food Banks. The contempt shown by those in power is disgusting.

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