The information below shows the result of policies initiated by Iain Duncan Smith, during his time as Work and Pensions Secretary.

But this man appeared on the BBC’s Daily Politics today (November 7), talking down the gross misbehaviours of his Tory colleagues Priti Patel and Boris Johnson, without a single question being raised about his own crimes against the citizens of the UK.

Thousands of people have died. Remember that, whenever you see this man.

The controversial rollout of the Tories’ flagship welfare reform has triggered a 30% surge in hungry families, shock figures reveal today.

Foodbanks handed out 586,907 emergency rations between the start of April and end of September – a 13% rise on the same period last year, according to the Trussell Trust.

It is on course to give away its biggest ever number of aid boxes in a single year.

With each parcel having enough food for three meals a day for three days, volunteers handed out the equivalent of almost 5.3 million meals.

And foodbanks in areas where Universal Credit has been rolled out for six months or more have seen an average 30% spike in the first six months after its launch compared to a year before.

Charity leaders fear the crisis will deepen in the run-up to Christmas when the number of foodbanks in areas of full Universal Credit service will triple, and when demand for food traditionally rises.

Source: Trussell Trust foodbanks report record surge in demand amid Universal Credit rollout


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