There has been a lot of coverage over the last 24 hours about the fact that a million people have had to use foodbanks in the UK for a multitude of different reasons, but changes to the social security safety net appears to be the main ones.
I am not going to add to what has been written as an analysis of the issue, far better writers and bloggers can and will do that. My own view for what it is worth is that foodbanks are a national disgrace in any of the so-called G7 countries but esp. in the UK where certain people are drowning in money, including MPs.
No, this blog is about some of the comments I have read from people concerning this issue, I just can’t believe that people in this country, or more to the fact, down south are becoming so right-wing, it really should be a wake up call to all people in Scotland and the rest of the UK that there is a really frightening shift to the right down south, and as we know only down south really matters. But anyway here are some really disgusting comments from the very same people Labour say we can’t abandon to the right-wing government of the Conservatives:
Sadly there will always be genuine people who may have to use these but I believe that they are being abused. I wonder how many using these are immigrant welfare claimants. There should be a list of questions at the entrance:
Do you have subscription TV
Do you smoke
Do you take drugs
Do you drink
Did you come here to live off the UK welfare state
Maybe if these people are unable to afford to live, their benefits should be upped on condition they take some sort of reversible sterilisation tablet. This would stop them procreating and forming families, simply living generation after generation, on benefits. If they manage to get a job that supports them are given a reversal sterilisation tablet.
The majority of people in the UK are overweight. 25% are obese.
NOBODY IN THE UK STARVES
So stop this soppy leftie clap trap and develop a basic understanding of human behaviour. Try and understand the difference between need and want.
People need to eat, but want to keep their car, fags, Sky or i-phone too.
Food banks help them do both, so there will always be a high demand for them.
How many of these ‘starving’ recipients would be prepared to do a bit of I dare to mention the ‘w’ word work to pay for their hand-out? I am delighted that after years of political parties being afraid to talk about scroungers, it’s now wide in the public debate, and boy are the public sick of these people.
Two thirds of the population is overweight; it seems unlikely that all the slim ones are those using food banks. I lived on the office biscuits for two days before pay-day when I was 16, however, if free food is on offer, and people are not ashamed, who wouldn’t take advantage, in order to spend money on something else. Relative, rather than absolute need for many users.
I appreciate that I have been selective with the comments used, but believe me there are many more and I have no doubt that some people all over the UK will share those views but ask yourself the question, is this really the United Kingdom you want to remain a part of, I know I don’t.