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Monday, 23 December 2013

Within the Conservative party, insult and derision is normal.

 Liam Walker claims families use food banks so they can spend cash in the pub

A young sidekick of David Cameron has claimed hard-up families are turning to food banks because they’ve wasted their money on booze.

Liam Walker and David Cameron


A vile and despicable comment demonstrating yet again, how out of touch and insensitive the hierarchy of the Conservative party actually are.  Liam Walker, Chair of the Conservative Future, Witney, joins Iain Duncan-Smith, Nadhim Zahawi, Rupert Charles Ponsonby, David Anthony Freud and numerous other Tory ministers and MPs' who have consistently belittled the work of Foodbanks and demonised the people who, due to ConDem coalition government policies, are now reliant on the charities for food to feed their families.
In this first quarter of the 21st Century, it is an outrage that there is a need for such charities and it is to the eternal shame to the government that such circumstances are allowed to continue. To heap insult upon injury by pouring scorn upon those sections of society least able to defend themselves, and on the work of the Trussell Trust and other charities operating foodbanks around the country, this government and those such as Liam walker,  to seek solicit the prejudice and bias of some people and to demonise those forced to use foodbanks by appealing to the lowest common denominator of public opinion.
As Liam Walker, Iain Duncan-Smith, David Cameron and the rest of the Tory "leadership" assemble for their family food and festivities, they will not give even a passing thought for those who collected their Christmas dinner (and other meals over the past year) from the local charity.
The politics of insult and derision, is normal and apparently expected, within the Conservative party.