- Posted by: Hillingdon Labour
- Category: News
“Whilst we thank the organisations and volunteers that have stepped in to provide emergency food for those most in need, it is a scandal that they have had to step in at all.
“We are one of the richest countries in the world, and yet we have huge numbers of families and individuals in need of food. This simply shouldn’t be happening.
“This is the worst of Britain in action. Terrible and damaging policy initiatives such as Universal Credit that are destroying lives and pushing people into poverty. It isn’t good enough.
“Whilst some celebrate when a new foodbank is opened, we will not celebrate until the last one closes down due to there being no need for food parcels anymore. That will be something worth celebrating.”