Tuesday, 10 July 2012

And What Are You Doing To See That The Situation Doesn’t Recur?

The public is being encouraged to donate old mobile phones to help raise money to feed a London child.
And who is spearheading this?
The parenting website Netmums and the charity Kids Company….
Ooooo-kay….
… have joined forces to try to raise more than £1m to feed hungry and vulnerable children.
They say each phone donated will provide a month's worth of meals for an at-risk child helped by Kids Company.
Errr, really? I mean, I don’t see how, unless each phone is a top of the line brand-new Blackberry or iPhone.
In a survey of 1,116 parents, Netmums found one in four (24%) knew of a child in their area who may be going hungry.
Just under a third (29%) said they had seen a rise in children suffering "food insecurity" over the past two years.
That’s what they call it now when mummy and (rarely) daddy spend their benefits on booze and Sky+ subscriptions, is it?
Camila Batmanghelidjh, Kids Company founder, said: "We are seeing a lot more children struggling to get hold of food.
"We have kids who were so starving they stole frozen meat from a flat they visited and they ate it raw. We're seeing effectively responsible parents who are just not managing to have food in the house.
"Children don't have a public voice so they can't tell us. We have a collective responsibility to make sure every child has enough to eat."
No. No, we don’t. I’m sick and tired of this – it’s not my responsibility to work long hours to be taxed to death so irresponsible parents can breed like rabbits and leave the care of the kiddiewinks to the state or to charities such as these.

Without some way of preventing this situation recurring, the poor old taxpayer is like the tiny warbler bound to run itself into the ground feeding the ever-hungry cuckoo chick.


Pictured: The British taxpayer and the welfare state...

And as a result, next season, there’s always more cuckoos.

But then, I guess, if you are making a tidy living out of cuckoos, you want there to be more every year. Don't you?

21 comments:

Macheath said...

'each phone donated will provide a month's worth of meals for an at-risk child'

You're right - even by the usual Chatterati standards of Marie-Antoinettery, that's a good one!

What makes it even more amusing is that, if the underclass antics you tirelessly document here are anything to go by, these kids probably have better phones that I do.

Fidel Cuntstruck said...

It seems like not a week goes by without yet another "Cheridee" buzzword appearing doesn't it?

"Food insecurity" FFS - what next?

Now to be fair, I do have quite a bit of respect for Camilla Batmanandrobin (I can never spell it!) I've watched her being interviewed and even to my cynical ears she comes over as sincere, but like the rest of those poor underfunded "Cheridees" suffering from these terrible Government cuts, she needs money - so I guess this was just another bit of free publicity.

I do have a few old phones lying about, but I just don't see that they'll be that nutricious - however they are cooked for the Children ;0)

Tatty said...

"We have kids who were so starving they stole frozen meat from a flat they visited and they ate it raw.

So, instead of informing SS and having the breeders brought up on charges of neglect the very best idea they could come up with was "maybe OTHER people can be guilted into donating mobile phones and somehow this will provide money to go back and feed them later...at some point...y'know, in the future."

Sod the kids that starve in the meantime, eh.

The bullshit...in this one...it is strong.

Trevor said...

Fidel Cuntstruck said..."Food insecurity" FFS - what next?

A few years ago it was 'food desert', which as far as I could understand was the preferred term for an area of the inner-city where the impoverished had to walk past half-a-dozen grocery shops (generally Asian-owned, selling fresh food cheaply) in order to reach a fried chicken establishment.

Woman on a Raft said...

I too like Camilla, bless her little multi-coloured socks. She has real children doing real activity in a real centre, not just jabbering on - but she's getting confused with those drunken nutters who stole the frozen donner kebab last week.

Tom Mein said...

the charity Kids Company….
Charity???
Anyone care to guess where their funding will come from?

Trevor said...

Mock her all you like, but when you need a Belgian-Iranian beturbanned psychotherapist south of the river, Camilla has to be near the top of anyone's list.

Anonymous said...

That woman is bonkers, genuinely caring but bonkers nonetheless. I'm with Trevor on this.

Anyone know if Doreen has gone to the Terry / Ferdinand waste of public money today?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Mrs Batmanandrobin could tell us where this poverty is. I haven't seen any emaciated people in the town centre waiting for the UN Food Aid truck to arrive.

Dr Cromarty said...

I can confirm that Doreen is not at the Terry trial today. She's on a nationwide tour with her Scientology-style Racistometer, sniffing out racism in every corner of the country.

Anonymous said...

Starving kids! Well that's what happens when the booze and fags keep on going up. Because these people always put their own needs before their children needs.

Jiks said...

"No. No, we don’t. I’m sick and tired of this – it’s not my responsibility to work long hours to be taxed to death so irresponsible parents can breed like rabbits and leave the care of the kiddiewinks to the state or to charities such as these."

This.

John Tee said...

In a survey of 1,116 parents, Netmums found one in four (24%) knew of a child in their area who may be going hungry.

And that proves .... that there may be one hungry child and 279 mums know of it.

Anonymous said...

This Camilla Batty story reminded me of the joke about getting Lenny Henry to have a word with his wife so a few more Africans could eat.

Dr Cromarty said...

I imagine Lenny's missus could eat a few Africans as a snack.

banned said...

Love the pic/caption, needs more exposure.

Woman on a Raft said...

If it's a choice between Doreen and Ms Batmanjelly I know which one I'd recommend.

Furor Teutonicus said...

XX Camila Batmanghelidjh,XX

O.K, that's a piss take, right? Your just trying to wind me up now, Julia.

JuliaM said...

"What makes it even more amusing is that, if the underclass antics you tirelessly document here are anything to go by, these kids probably have better phones that I do."

I know! :(

"... even to my cynical ears she comes over as sincere..."

Me too, but that doesn't mean I'm going to stick my hand in my pocket! Not when the government's hand is already rifling through it...

"A few years ago it was 'food desert'.."

Yes! I remember that one! :)

"Because these people always put their own needs before their children needs."

Spot on!

Unknown said...

How nice the creation of God..

Furor Teutonicus said...

All the "nicer" because humanity created it.