From our Swindon Correspondent:
From Keir Starmer on Twitter
If the Government won’t do the right thing, the great people of this country will.
Incredible examples of local businesses and communities coming together to provide free meals to children over the holidays.
But it should never have come to this. https://t.co/TdvJZ8uPvD
— Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer) October 23, 2020
We solved these problems with a combination of social media and people willing to help. Facebook, and groups on Facebook allowed the interchange of needs and support. Someone needed a thing, people would try and help. Some computer companies were collecting old PCs from businesses and getting them out to kids to use.
And look at what’s happened with Mr Rashford’s holiday meal plan. Government has decided not to help, civil society is doing it. And I have no doubt that the people around this are going to do a better job, at a lower price, than whatever it would cost the taxpayer. So, let’s keep it that way, yeah?
As The Editor has been known to point out, the existence of food banks solves the problem of food poverty…..