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Unemployed now being given Starvation Rations in UK

 
Blockhead2
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Unemployed now being given Starvation Rations in UK
Disgusting government & society:

[link to www.independent.co.uk]
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Not good at all.
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09/18/2011 07:42 AM
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Please post some of the article. My phone browser won't redirect to external. Thanks.
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09/18/2011 08:10 AM
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here you go, the beginning:

Tens of thousands of benefits claimants will be referred to food banks by the Government, which is worried that many Britons face a stark choice: starvation or feeding themselves by begging or stealing.

From tomorrow, jobcentres in England and Wales will refer the needy to charity-run food banks that will give them a food parcel. It is the first time in living memory that hungry people will have been passed on to charities in this way.
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Thanks 2012. This is pretty shocking.
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i know , i live in uk..
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here you go, the beginning:

Tens of thousands of benefits claimants will be referred to food banks by the Government, which is worried that many Britons face a stark choice: starvation or feeding themselves by begging or stealing.

From tomorrow, jobcentres in England and Wales will refer the needy to charity-run food banks that will give them a food parcel. It is the first time in living memory that hungry people will have been passed on to charities in this way.
 Quoting: 2012pl


Read a bit fuether down for the real numbers. 40% increase over last year.

The total given emergency food boxes will rise from 61,000 in 2010 to an estimated 100,000 this year, according to the trust, which predicts that half a million Britons will need help by 2015. The latest available figures reveal that, in 2008-09 in England and Wales, almost 2.4 million people applied for crisis loans. Only 1.7 million received an initial award, meaning almost 700,000 were left waiting for a loan or had their applications turned down.
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Be forced to sell our kidneys next...
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When you are on the dole....the places you are sent to....UGH!
I've been through lots of bad situations.
Written quite a lot of letters of complaint, and done my fair share of shouting!
If you did the 13 week period of IAP working in stores, supermarkets for £15 extra a week - you were also expected to work on a Saturday for free!!
The store getting free-cheap labour, while you, the unemployed person are on the so-called IAP (Intensive Activity Period) - to recieve your £64 per week Unemployment Benefit.
Luckily I didn't have to do that, but I saw some people who did, and they looked as miserable as sin!
Although all thats changed now supposedly.
Probably worse now.
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Q: What's green and gets you drunk?
A: A Giro
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09/18/2011 08:44 AM
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there is nothing in the article that says they are getting starvation rations.

"The move comes amid growing levels of food poverty, fuelled by rising food prices and high rates of unemployment. Under the scheme, people whose benefits have been delayed, or have been refused crisis loans, will be referred to their local food bank. A claimant will be limited to three consecutive referrals – each time giving them enough food for three days. They will be given basics such as tinned soup, baked beans, meat, fish and pasta."

The part I find confusing is that the article implies that you need a government referral to go to a privately run food bank.
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there is nothing in the article that says they are getting starvation rations.

"The move comes amid growing levels of food poverty, fuelled by rising food prices and high rates of unemployment. Under the scheme, people whose benefits have been delayed, or have been refused crisis loans, will be referred to their local food bank. A claimant will be limited to three consecutive referrals – each time giving them enough food for three days. They will be given basics such as tinned soup, baked beans, meat, fish and pasta."

The part I find confusing is that the article implies that you need a government referral to go to a privately run food bank.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1555106


Yes, you need to be referred by the dole office or some other agency that operates with an official stamp of approval.
Across the desert lies the promised land - WW
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09/18/2011 09:08 AM
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The part I don't understand is why people except such treatment?yoda
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Suppose these churches will have to help the Muslims these days.
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Suppose these churches will have to help the Muslims these days.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1554572


I think you'd go a long way to find a hungry muslim in the UK!
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The part I don't understand is why people except such treatment?yoda
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1498907


What can they do about it? They are a minority. In Britain, it's always a case of 'I'm alright, Jack!'. The comfortable majority don't give a fuck about the unemployed, don't even know they exist.
At the turn of the 20th century, about 1900, the average Brit had a life expectancy of 45. It seems today that Cameron the Cunt is trying to turn the clock back, is already forcing deprived people onto the streets, making life for them as hard as he feels these 'wasters' deserve.
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You call this disgusting and yet I bet UK benefits are still considerably more generous than the American programs that most GLPers hate and call communism. Fuckheads.
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Suppose these churches will have to help the Muslims these days.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1554572


I think you'd go a long way to find a hungry muslim in the UK!
 Quoting: Tess


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Disgusting government & society:

[link to www.independent.co.uk]
 Quoting: Blockhead2


And so it begins..... ( sorry had to do it)... This is disgusting.... lost for words
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 Quoting: Blockhead2


And so it begins..... ( sorry had to do it)... This is disgusting.... lost for words
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and all this.....................so the bankers can have their Bonus's

NICE !
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Disgusting government & society:

[link to www.independent.co.uk]
 Quoting: Blockhead2


Only a fing loser would accept gov assistance. Be a real man.
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im glad i wasnt born in the uk amerikka isnt much better tho
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yeh!! A pin!!! red_heart
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What nobody understands is, this is people who turn up at the benefits office having spent their benefits and now seeking a loan. Sometimes they are told 'no'.
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The only problem I really have with this is that they are using Christian charities. Not that there are many secular charities in the UK.

To the people who'll scream "Socialism" at this, I'd rather pay slightly higher taxes and have this happen than have people stealing food all over the place.
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What nobody understands is, this is people who turn up at the benefits office having spent their benefits and now seeking a loan. Sometimes they are told 'no'.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1461473


Get A grip!!! This is not a problem.. its a symptom... coming to a town near all of you soon...
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09/18/2011 07:00 PM
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Yes, you need to be referred by the dole office or some other agency that operates with an official stamp of approval.
 Quoting: jannerfish


Same here in Australia. Our government no longer pays welfare recipients enough to survive, but are happy to print out a referral to get help from a privately funded charity.

The 'Job Centres' here are also being given extra powers to cut off your payments, organise medical treatment if you claim you are too sick to work and send you off for 'work conditioning' (free labour force).

However, it was demonstrated to our government many years ago that these privately owned job centres are all corrupt, rorting the system and since they get paid in advance of doing their job, don't bother to do it once they have the money in the bank.

Most of the unemployed would actually prefer to have a real job, than to have to line up for referrals to a soup kitchen. Yet our government is currently indulging in a media campaign which brands every welfare recipient in this country 'a lazy bludger who has no intention to work', even if you happen to be dying of cancer in reality.
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im glad i wasnt born in the uk amerikka isnt much better tho
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1555748


UK has always been the test zone.What happens there is planned for all of us.