Politicised pressures of food banks

By Claire Fox | 08 December 2014
  • Claire Fox

As mouth-watering Christmas food adverts fill our screens, it is a good time to reflect on the shocking social policy story du jour: Britain isn’t eating.

That’s the title of a new micro play released by The Guardian and the Royal Court Theatre to highlight the huge increase of food banks in Britain. The one-woman play’s pantomime villainess is inevitably a heartless ‘posh’ politician who sees food bank users as incompetent scroungers.

NG7, a food bank in Nottingham, has just announced it will close after Christmas because the city council is allegedly using its existence as a reason to deny funds to desperate locals. Boo hiss!

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