People in Britain Go Hungry

It comes as a surprise to many but in the UK a total 13m people live below the poverty line and around 350,000 people rely on foodbanks to be able to eat. The number is currently rising rapidly thanks the policy of punishing the poor that seems to delight the UK Government. The rightwing Spectator magazine even celebrated this number by saying that it shows how welfare can be taken on by the voluntary sector and how it illustrates a good community spirit. While I agree the latter is always a good thing, I do not see that more people using them should be seen as sign of a successful country.

Anyway please do donate to the Trussell Trust which is one of many organisations across the UK feeding people who would otherwise go hungry.

About Rod McCall

Rod McCall is a researcher in the field of human-computer interaction in areas such as augmented reality, mobile gaming in-car systems and virtual environments. He has a passing interest in economics after not being entirely convinced by the rubbish presented as fact during lectures on that particular subject while at uni.
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