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25 July 2018
The inept Tory government is yet again in the firing line after further details emerged about the shambolic roll-out of the cruel 'universal credit' welfare system
6 September 2017
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
14 June 2017
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.
5 April 2017
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.
5 April 2017
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.
22 February 2017
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.
7 December 2016
Hundreds of thousands of people are surviving and feeding themselves by using foodbanks in Britain today
29 July 2015
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
15 April 2015
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!
7 January 2015
The target driven use of punitive benefit sanctions on poor people by this government of millionaires is a national disgrace
26 November 2014
Food banks: The Con-Dems austerity cuts have pushed hundreds of thousands into poverty
23 April 2014
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
5 March 2014
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
9 October 2013
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...
5 June 2013
At anti-bedroom tax meetings many people report that they are going without food as they try to pay their rent, writes Steve Score
8 May 2013
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.
1 May 2013
Time for plan S: Changes to the benefit system and recent welfare reforms are forcing a growing number of people to use food banks...
5 December 2012
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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