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Sunday, 21 July 2013

HSBC in Regent Street becomes a foodbank

The campaigners highlighted research showing that 500,000 people now rely on food banks on a regular basis, with almost half saying it was because of cuts or delays in benefits payments.

UK Uncut protesters demonstrate outside a branch of the HSBC Bank in London's Regent Street

There are a number of posts on this article which demonstrate all too clearly how this government and its cohorts in the media and press, have been very successful at demonising one section of society at the expense of another section. Bile, spite and ill informed comment,  more suited to the Daily Mail or Telegraph are repeated parrot fashion and framed as contributions to what should be a serious debate about a serious problem. No matter how much venom is directed against foodbanks, the people who rely on them and the volunteers who provide the facility. it is a problem which will not go away and will only become worse as austerity bites deeper. You may be thankful that the effects have not impacted on your lives......yet.