Ra­tions wrong

Daily Mirror - - NEWS -

IT is a sad re­flec­tion of how deep we have sunk when un­used mil­i­tary ra­tion packs are send to com­bat food poverty.

Ev­ery man, woman and child in Bri­tain should re­ceive enough money to eat.

But wages be­low the bread­line, gap­ing holes ripped into the wel­fare state and cruel ben­e­fit sanc­tions are forc­ing record num­bers of our cit­i­zens to rely on food­bank char­ity to sur­vive.

Any ap­pre­ci­a­tion that the ini­tia­tive will fill oth­er­wise empty stom­achs is out­weighed by de­spair that so many in our com­mu­ni­ties can­not af­ford reg­u­lar meals. Feed­ing peo­ple should not be a mil­i­tary op­er­a­tion.

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