Hunger in Britain has reached the level of a “public health emergency” and the Government may be covering up the extent to which austerity and welfare cuts are adding to the problem, leading experts have said.Gosh! Experts, eh?
In a letter to the British Medical Journal, a group of doctors and senior academics from the Medical Research Council and two leading universities …Ah. OK.
… said that the effect of Government policies on vulnerable people’s ability to afford food needed to be “urgently” monitored.Riiiight…
And the hits just keep on coming!
More than 50,000 people in have signed a petition calling for Parliament to hold a debate on the causes of food poverty in the UK.
The petition was launched on Monday by the writer and former food bank user Jack Monroe.Yes indeed. That Jack Monroe.
The petition has been backed by the Unite union and the national food bank charity the Trussell Trust.We have a full house!