Food bank charity told to stop criticising benefit system or face shut-down – by the government
I agree with most of what Mike says in this blogpost- except I don’t think Iain Duncan Smith is stupid at all.
Let’s look at the abysmal excuse for a Social Security system he’s creating; what better way to see that the benefits bill is reduced than to stop legitimate benefits being paid because of a crippled system!
No, don’t be fooled by thinking he’s stupid; callous, yes; uncaring, yes. But stopping benefits being paid by introducing an inefficient, paralysed system is a master stroke.
What would you do in that situation?
It seems that food bank charity The Trussell Trust has been making too many waves around the Conservative-led Coalition government’s policies regarding benefits, social security and welfare.
Readers may recall how the charity warned that Coalition policies had created a need for a huge expansion in the number of food banks across the UK. The Tories countered this by accusing the trust of “misleading and emotionally manipulative publicity-seeking”, and also of “aggressively marketing [its] services”.
After this failed to make a dent in public opinion, the Daily Mail tried to discredit the trust by claiming it was handing out food parcels without checking whether the people claiming them were bona fide.
But it turned out that the paper’s claim of “inadequate checks on who claims the vouchers, after a reporter obtained three days’ worth of food simply by telling staff at a Citizens…
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