There are 60,000 people in my home town living below the poverty line. The demand on food banks throughout our United (but not all in it together) Kingdom is growing too rapidly for them to keep up. Thank you Cameron and Smirks, and a special thank you to Mr. Ed Milliband who couldn't give a shit about the poor. But keep chucking money at the Labour Party, union brothers and sisters, one day they might do something for you. No, I take that back. As long as you're chucking money at them they don't need to do anything for you - do they now?
Here's a little snippet about a food bank in Hull.
The film-maker, who appears in the film is called Sean McAllister, and he's a local gent. I caught the full film from which the clip is excerpted last week. It was worth a look. I did a search for Sean M. and found that he's a prize-winning documentary maker. I'd actually heard of one of his films, "The Liberace of Baghdad". It didn't sound like my kind of thing so I gave it a miss when it was shown on the telly. Too bad.
I asked my elder son if he knew about Sean M. and it turned out he'd been at school with him, though son is a few years younger. Small world, as some of us who prefer a small world are wont to declare.
By the way, Cod City* is still going for the 'city of culture' white elephant. Our elected unrepresentatives are spending £11 million trying to win the competition for it. I reckon about £6 million of that will go on 'consultation fees' and junkets for the bureaucrats who bar the way to the glittering prize.
*The cod are long gone, but the memory lingers on. Especially for the people who have never been here.