Poverty, rough sleepers and food bank use ‘getting worse’ – but hey, it’s what the UK wanted

Poverty: It’s weird to think of spiralling destitution and homelessness in a rich area where many dwellings are second homes. But that’s what we all voted for – right?

This sums up the state of the UK at the end of 2019:

NEARLY a quarter of children in ‘wealthy’ South Lakeland are living in poverty while rough sleeping is also on the rise, a council meeting has heard.

And there are fears that ‘social inequality’ could get worse across the area in 2020 with Universal Credit being extended and rents for housing association tenants set to rise for the first time in five years, councillors were told.

This Christmas, some people in Kendal are having to make the choice between ‘heating the house or buying food’, according to the King’s Food Bank.

Poverty, homelessness and increasing dependence on food banks, in an area where around 4,000 dwellings are second homes. That’s Tory Britain!

And voters love it. That’s why they brought the Tories back into government with an 80-seat majority. Right?

What? They thought they were just calling for a quick end to Brexit?

More fool them, huh?

… Brexit won’t be over for years to come.

Source: Poverty, rough sleepers and food bank use ‘getting worse’ | The Westmorland Gazette

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2 thoughts on “Poverty, rough sleepers and food bank use ‘getting worse’ – but hey, it’s what the UK wanted

  1. Rik

    Tories will milk it for all it’s worth…
    I wonder what it’s like to stay in a £20k a week villa in Mustique?? Yes I am a bit jealous.. the last holiday I had was in Wales & during the first night was when Poor Princess Diana was killed so the next day & rest of the week was pretty sombre (Rip)
    I think out of all the Royals she was the best I mean she rolled up her sleeves & got stuck in. the next 5 years (or 10 if BoJo gets his way) are going to be sheer Hell)
    As you say ” That’s what they voted for”
    It’s gonna be a bit sad not seeing Dennis Skinner sitting in his seat)

  2. Stella Salter

    Why is gordon brown being knighted..he should be arrested for mass manslaughter and enforcing hardship to millions of familys and dissabled persons..i refuse to beleave that b.johnson…was fairly elected..brittons cant be that stupid they cant see thro him…lies decipt underhanded backstabbing..adulteror racist sexist dissabled and poor persecusion all for the rich,putting the u.k back over a hundred years…hes a out n out disgrace and all whome voted for the tory scumbags.deserve the same title…

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