Saturday, January 12, 2019

The BBC - Hungry children 'eating from school bins' in Morecambe

Britain is one of the richest countries in the world. But in a meritocracy the right say there is no excuse for being poor, and so it's the poor's fault because they didn't try hard enough - to fit into a system they hate, where their learned helplessness means they have given up, because someone has to be at the bottom - no matter how hard they try - getting clobbered. Everyone gets what they deserve, say some people on the right.

Children are arriving at a school so hungry they are searching the bins for food, its head teacher has said.
A cross-party group of MPs has called on the government to appoint a Minister for Hunger to deal with "food insecurity" especially among children.
Siobhan Collingwood, head teacher of the school in Morecambe, Lancashire, said one in 10 of its pupils came from families using foodbanks.
"Unfortunately I've got the faces behind the statistics," she added.
The Environmental Audit Committee highlighted 2017 Unicef figures showing 19% of children under 15 in the UK live with adults who struggle to buy food.
The government said the number of children living in workless households is at a record low.


Andrew Anderson said...

But in a meritocracy the right say there is no excuse for being poor,

What meritocracy when the banks extend what is, in essence*, the PUBLIC'S CREDIT but for PRIVATE GAIN?

But since Progressives have no problem with that, they can't dismiss the claims of meritocracy - phony as they are?

*Due to government privileges for depository institutions such as deposit insurance.

Noah Way said...

Tell those f'in deadbeat kids to get a job.