The first in a mini-series of pieces from the Centre for Social Justice on Covid-19 – and helping those in deep poverty.
Posts Tagged: Food Banks
If you really want to see how we’re pulling together, the best example is taking shape now at the NEC, outside Birmingham – the new NHS Nightingale Hospital.
They are chosen not from a factional or ideological standpoint, but from what I see while doing the job of Mayor.
The Labour leader presses the Government on food banks and social care, and the Prime Minister touts tax cuts and boosts to incomes.
Half of all food bank users are disabled, and we know that appropriate, secure, properly-paid work is the best route out of poverty.
By forcing the Prime Minister to talk about Economics for Beginners, the Leader of the Opposition has pushed her onto favourable ground.
Nick Timothy is from this Birmingham seat, which could go blue if anyone can be bothered to vote.
We are making progress by working out how to build fences at the top of cliffs, instead of just sending ambulances when people fall.
Charities like the Trussell Trust are part of the solution, not part of the problem.
Imogen Atkinson: More foodbanks – not a sign of a failing state, but a sign of a compassionate society
The welfare state is rigid and mechanistic – charity is flexible and empathetic.
The only vision of the fair society that strengthens, rather than saps, our economic competitiveness is the meritocratic kind that boosts social mobility.