Christmas Greetings George: Britain isn’t Eating

Niall Cooper

Christmas Greetings George: Britain Isn’t Eating!

Britain isn't Eating - at George Osborne's constituency office

This morning a small group visited George Osborne’s constituency office in Knutsford, Cheshire, to deliver 120 Christmas cards from users of foodbanks across Greater Manchester – together with a copy of the Walking the Breadline report and the following letter:

Dear George

Please find enclosed a copy of the report Walking the Breadline, which will not make happy Christmas reading.  It is estimated that at least 60,000 people will be going hungry this Christmas.

As you will be aware, the numbers of people turning to foodbanks has more than trebled since April, and the biggest reason given for this increase has been changes and cuts to welfare payments.

We are proud to have grown up in a country with a long tradition of ensuring that people who fall on hard times do not and up hungry and destitute.  Sadly, for far too many…

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