Christmas Greetings George: Britain Isn’t Eating!
This morning a small group visited George Osborne’s constituency office in Knutsford, Cheshire, to deliver 120 Christmas cards from users of foodbanks across Greater Manchester – together with a copy of the Walking the Breadline report and the following letter:
Please find enclosed a copy of the report Walking the Breadline, which will not make happy Christmas reading. It is estimated that at least 60,000 people will be going hungry this Christmas.
As you will be aware, the numbers of people turning to foodbanks has more than trebled since April, and the biggest reason given for this increase has been changes and cuts to welfare payments.
We are proud to have grown up in a country with a long tradition of ensuring that people who fall on hard times do not and up hungry and destitute. Sadly, for far too many people neither work, nor the Welfare State, provides adequate protection against hunger.
Even in these times of austerity, we consider it to be a national disgrace that so many of our fellow citizens are going hungry. One of the primary functions of Government must surely be to take measures to ensure that all its citizens are able to adequately feed themselves.
As Chancellor of the Exchequer, we encourage you to reflect on these matters this Christmastide.
Christmas Goodwill and Peace to you!
You can order your own A2 copy of our Britain Isn’t Eating poster to deliver to your MP by emailing Liam Purcell.