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6 September 2017

Magic money tree

It was during a BBC Question Time election special that the public was first informed of the fact that a "magic money tree" did not exist by Theresa May

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14 June 2017

City bosses' 40m bonuses as Number of food banks hits 2,000

Tories out! Corbyn in! Take the wealth off the 1%!: While working class people across Britain go hungry, directors of massive corporations continue to rake in obscene bonuses, writes Geraint Thomas, Nottingham Socialist party.

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5 April 2017

What would a socialist food industry look like?

How to feed the world? That is a question that capitalism has never been able to solve, with one-third of the world's total population suffering malnutrition. Even in the economically advanced capitalist countries like Britain growing numbers are reliant on food banks.

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5 April 2017

Fight Tories' callous cuts pushing 200,000 more kids into poverty

A raft of callous Tory measures starting on 6 April will push another 200,000 kids below the breadline, according to the Child Poverty Action Group.

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22 February 2017

30% of people on inadequate incomes in UK

19 million people in the UK - nearly 30% of the population - live below the 'minimum income standard' (MIS) and "are just about managing at best," according to a recent report by the poverty think-tank Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

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7 December 2016

Food banks and the real Daniel Blakes

Hundreds of thousands of people are surviving and feeding themselves by using foodbanks in Britain today

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29 July 2015

Kids go hungry in Tory Britain

Build the fightback against austerity: It's the start of the summer holidays; a time when families expect to take a deserved break and enjoy themselves

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15 April 2015

Them & Us

Mr Big: A 47 billion takeover bid by oil giant Shell for smaller rival BG Group will net 'Norway's Mr Oil' - Helge Lund - a cool 25 million, for just two months' work!

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7 January 2015

Benefit sanctions ruin lives

The target driven use of punitive benefit sanctions on poor people by this government of millionaires is a national disgrace

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26 November 2014

Them & Us

Food banks: The Con-Dems austerity cuts have pushed hundreds of thousands into poverty

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Mitie cleaning workers striking for decent pay on 21 January 2014, photo Neil Cafferky

23 April 2014

Hungry Britain: Fight for jobs and a living wage for all

One million people are now being fed by food banks. In an effort to cut across the horror and sympathy this figure generated, government sources have denounced the author, Trussell Trust charity

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17 April 2014

Food Bank use escalates

Nearly one million people now rely on food banks

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5 March 2014

Fight the government's vicious sanctions regime

Experiencing the daily grind of poverty and fruitless job searches when you're out of work is very demoralising. But the Con-Dems go the extra mile

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9 October 2013

Them & Us

Tory MP Paul Maynard is concerned people might get a 'food bank habit'. He said: "I do not believe that immediate food relief should be the role of the government...

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Bedroom tax - can't pay, won't leave:  Glasgow demonstration against the bedroom tax and austerity 30 March 2013 , photo Jim Halfpenny

Pic: Jim Halfpenny

5 June 2013

Food bank Britain: Con-Dems turn the clock back

At anti-bedroom tax meetings many people report that they are going without food as they try to pay their rent, writes Steve Score

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8 May 2013

Food banks and fighting austerity

Time to get political: In the last six months an extra 100,000 people have been added to the food bank queues. Attendance at food banks seems to be one of the few growth areas of the economy, writes Nancy Taaffe.

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1 May 2013

Them & Us

Time for plan S: Changes to the benefit system and recent welfare reforms are forcing a growing number of people to use food banks...

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Nancy Taaffe on Waltham Forest anti-cuts protest, photo Senan

Nancy Taaffe on Waltham Forest anti-cuts protest, photo Senan

5 December 2012

Food banks without politics don't help

In a slightly shorter version of an article previously published on the Food Bankers' blog, Nancy Taaffe explains her severe misgivings about food banks...

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29 August 2012

Crisis services handed over to charity food banks

Once again The Guardian repeats the line that 'councils will no longer be able to' fund another vital service, this time to maintain emergency crisis loans

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