Jess on Say’s Law and the Tory Denial that Increase in Food Banks Represents Genuine Demand

If you think I’m reblogging this just because it says nice things about a commenter on MY blog, then read the comment from Jess at the end. It expands on the comment and clarifies that what’s been said in the Mail and the mainstream media is based on a garbled misquotation – and only the social media have challenged it.
The good news is that nobody – at all – seems to have been fooled and donations to the Trussell Trust were up to £35,000+ by 11.30pm yesterday, according to a meme I just shared on Facebook.

2 thoughts on “Jess on Say’s Law and the Tory Denial that Increase in Food Banks Represents Genuine Demand

  1. Bring back immediately women's state pension at 60 / Against loss age related tax allowance at 65

    Two million are said to access UK food banks in year 2013-2014 to date.

    Trussell Trust (granting half of the food bank access in UK) had its Easter Appeal to donate the cost of one less Easter Egg.

    But UK is not doing what rest of Europe does under Austerity.

    In European countries, the church, charities and local councils offer daily free cooke meal and hot drink to majority working poor and poor pensioners, as well as unemployed / homeless. If you are hungry one day, you are hungry each day.

    There is more than enough surplus food that could be donated and not go to landfill in UK.

    1. Mike Sivier

      Your statistics are a little out – the Trussell Trust has had nearly a million visits, but that doesn’t equate to a million clients, for reasons I’ve discussed in previous articles; and the Trust accounts for 37 per cent of food banks in the UK – not half.

      Your other points are interesting, though.

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