Posted by Christie Malry on January 3, 2013 at 8:47 pm
The media just loves to bash those nasty Tories:
A SENIOR York politician has sparked a furious row by saying there is no real poverty in Britain and people should not donate to food banks.
Chris Steward, a Conservative councillor, said living standards had surged, that there was no need for food banks, that they were an insult to starving people around the world, and that donating to them allowed recipients to spend more money on alcohol and cigarettes.
But his comments have been condemned by political opponents and The Trussell Trust, which runs 275 banks nationwide.
Chris Mould, the charity’s executive chairman, said more than 10,000 professionals nationwide were referring people to food banks and said: “He is making totally inappropriate assertions which I challenge him to back up with proper evidence.”
"Food bank CEO argues that food banks are vital" shocker.