In parliament today, our politicians, who are 'elected' to represent us, turned down the possibility of tackling the use of food banks by implementing measures to reduce the cost of living. This comes just a week before Christmas when an estimated 60,000 people will make use of food banks to feed their starving families.
Surprise, surprise, our 'leaders' seemed indifferent to this fact. Of course, you can't expect them to understand the real cost of living when they receive 11% pay rises and have a breakfast menu as cheap as this:
Our politicians are failing to understand the needs of their constituencies. Instead of facing the problems of national debt, they blame the vulnerable for 'scrounging', and use this as propaganda to justify for the removal and reductions in benefits, and the introduction of bedroom tax. It is these people who are being scapegoated that are finding themselves in need of emergency food.
Don't get me wrong, I think food banks are doing a great job, but they are only a short term solution. How long will it be before people start taking this matter seriously, instead of walking out?