Can he really not see that this is the situation across the UK, in microcosm? We have people with money getting extremely fat, while those without are having to rely on charity or face starvation.*
But you know what they’d say if you pointed it out: “That’s correlation, not causation!”
It’s what they do with the DWP deaths, after all.
A Conservative minister has been strongly criticised after saying it was “a paradox” that people use food banks when the UK has an obesity problem.
Lord Prior of Brampton, a Conservative health minister, was challenged in Parliament by a Labour peer after denying there was a connection between benefit cuts and people turning to charities to feed their families.
Labour called his remarks “out of touch nonsense”, to which the former investment banker said that it was strange that food bank use had increased among those who could not afford to eat, while other people were eating too much.
“It is also a paradox, isn’t it, that we have this issue with food banks at a time when obesity is one of the biggest threats to the future.
“It is a strange situation around the world that we have both a problem with obesity and an issue with nutrition as well.
Labour peer Lord Cashman responded by telling him that people were starving in Britain.
*And don’t start on about low-quality food making people fat. We all know that too. It’s no reason to let the real fat cats off the hook.
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