Foodbank – Hypercritical Councillors

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    Peterthewatcher
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    First of all praise and thanks to all those volunteers at the food bank and those who donate so generously.

    I do however take exception to a Local Conservative Councilor with lead responsibility for Poverty and Young People and an Independent who is lead Member for Social Care saying to people donate more and what a fine job the volunteers are doing — how patronizing.

    ‘Celebrating’ the number of parcels given out is demining to Wrexham and shows that neither of them is fulfilling their roles. Councillor Rogers with his Conservative background is responsible for the introduction of Universal Credits which has many harrowing stories appearing in the media with people begging on the street as their payments can take six weeks to process.

    Each person receiving a Food parcel is clearly vulnerable (except we all know there are a few professional (scroungers who get parcels) yet how many of them are being supported by Social Services under their Vulnerable Adult policies.

    Come on both of you take your roles seriously and start doing more rather than giving platitudes to those who are making a difference to peoples lives.

    #140156

    Nen
    Participant

    It’s disgusting that food banks even exist in this country. It is the government’s responsibility that vulnerable people have basic needs met like food, they shouldn’t be reliant on handouts from people who have already paid their taxes. I always refuse to give to foodbank volunteers in the supermarket out of principle.

    #140161

    If the lower orders would exercise a modicum of restraint and forego their Sky Sports subscription or their second annual holiday to Magaluf they would have adequate financial resource for food.

    The typical social housing tenant could probably stand to lose some weight anyway.

    #140167

    Ferret
    Participant

    If the lower orders would exercise a modicum of restraint and forego their Sky Sports subscription or their second annual holiday to Magaluf they would have adequate financial resource for food.

    The typical social housing tenant could probably stand to lose some weight anyway.

    Strictly speaking, I don’t think you can have a second annual holiday because that would be your bi-annual holiday. Unless you mean they went to Magaluf for the first timelast year then went again this year in which case if WOULD be their second annual holiday to Magaluf.
    Mind you, I do agree that nobody islikely to lose weight sitting down.

    #140168

    Ferret
    Participant

    Peter. Do you mean that Councillors are very VERY critical? And if so, of what (or who)?

    #140179

    Council Watcher
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    Very British British — suggest you pop along to the Foodbank — you will soon realize that most of the people are genuine without the basics of life and would be likely to have a TV never mind Sky. I do think though money management is crucial for some of the people.

    #140294

    Dick
    Participant

    If the lower orders would exercise a modicum of restraint and forego their Sky Sports subscription or their second annual holiday to Magaluf they would have adequate financial resource for food.

    The typical social housing tenant could probably stand to lose some weight anyway.

    Surely you must remember all the dead bodies lying in the street due to starvation prior to food banks?

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