What caught your eye on the news today!

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    kezo
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    I thought I would make a thread on what caught you eye in the news good or bad. This follows on from last week when I posted about the MP Lee Anderson who suggested we could cook a meal from scratch for 30p and foodbanks weren’t needed if we could cook.

    So today another Tory MP Racheal Maclean the safeguarding minister has said “That people struggling with the cost of living should take on more hours or move to a better-paid job”

    How does a comment like this help the most vulnerable in society. Those that can’t work, the disabled pensioners or even those that can only take up low paid work for what ever reason. I find Mp’s and ministers are so out of touch with with the public, the comments they come out with are beyond nonsense.

     

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  • #185374 Reply
    wmcforum
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    What cheered me up was the fact Jack Monroe is making a claim for libel against Lee Anderson.

    #185379 Reply
    Wigwam
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    You would be absolutely right kezo, if that’s what she said – but she didn’t. The whole Sky interview is online.  As is the full interview with Lee Anderson describing his involvement with his local food Bank and the initiatives they are taking to help people manage better.

    But looking at the facts would get in the way of a good headline…

     

    #185387 Reply
    wmcforum
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    I think that the term Food Bank is something of a misnomer, they should be called Help Centres. They offer advice with debt, support to access benefits and they all offer cooking advice as the parcel is not full of ready meals but mostly dried and tinned product that are ingredients for meals. Also the parcels are much more than food there is cleaning products, toothpaste, soap etc.

    Lee Anderson may be doing great work with the food bank in his constituency, I imagine every single MP in the land is doing the same.

    #185396 Reply
    kezo
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    You would be absolutely right kezo, if that’s what she said – but she didn’t. The whole Sky interview is online. As is the full interview with Lee Anderson describing his involvement with his local food Bank and the initiatives they are taking to help people manage better. But looking at the facts would get in the way of a good headline…

    I don’t know @Wigwam, but what I heard Lee Anderson say In Parliament  and then defended his actions the next day was enough for me. I personally find comments like this quite bigotry especially from Mp’s who are by large so disconnected with the public. I

     

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    Wigwam
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    Kezo, you might find you change your mind about him if you watch his interview. I think it was with GBNews. He does not come across to me as one of those MPs who are disconnected with the public.

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    ajn

    I had an agreement with some to add to a food bank via a Supermarket due to an exchange of pond fish recently..

    I do usually drop the old buy one get another free in there anyway…

    However did about 15 boxes of cereals the other day at Aldi/Lidl I do think breakfast is important even though here’s lots of breakfast clubs now for kids, hopefully it will help the families not quite in that bracket for this breakfast club..

    I think you make a good point too wmc..

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    wmcforum
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    Kezo, you might find you change your mind about him if you watch his interview. I think it was with GBNews. He does not come across to me as one of those MPs who are disconnected with the public.

    Yes, he is totally connected:

    Anderson was at the centre of controversy during the election campaign after saying that “nuisance” council tenants should be forced to live in tents and pick vegetables. 

    Anderson was also investigated by his party over claims of antisemitism during the campaign. The investigation followed allegations that he’d been a member of a Facebook group in which conspiracy theories about George Soros – who is Jewish – were promoted. 

    He was on the receiving end of further criticism in 2020, after co-signing a letter with a number of other Tory MPs and peers in the Daily Telegraph which alluded to “cultural Marxism”. The term refers to what is widely acknowledged as an antisemitic conspiracy theory. 

    Anderson made headlines again when he said he would not be watching the England football team in Euro 2020, and objected to players taking the knee before games as an anti-racist gesture. He also described Black Lives Matter as “a political movement whose core principles aim to undermine our very way of life”.

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    Wigwam
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    Quite a slanted view there wmc. Can’t speak for your first comment, don’t know the source but anyone opposed to George Soros,  Cultural Marxism and BLM seems ok to me!

    #185416 Reply
    kezo
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    Kezo, you might find you change your mind about him if you watch his interview. I think it was with GBNews. He does not come across to me as one of those MPs who are disconnected with the public.

    Yes, he is totally connected: Anderson was at the centre of controversy during the election campaign after saying that “nuisance” council tenants should be forced to live in tents and pick vegetables. Anderson was also investigated by his party over claims of antisemitism during the campaign. The investigation followed allegations that he’d been a member of a Facebook group in which conspiracy theories about George Soros – who is Jewish – were promoted. He was on the receiving end of further criticism in 2020, after co-signing a letter with a number of other Tory MPs and peers in the Daily Telegraph which alluded to “cultural Marxism”. The term refers to what is widely acknowledged as an antisemitic conspiracy theory. Anderson made headlines again when he said he would not be watching the England football team in Euro 2020, and objected to players taking the knee before games as an anti-racist gesture. He also described Black Lives Matter as “a political movement whose core principles aim to undermine our very way of life”.

    So not just a slip of his tongue with his latest outburst then.  TBH I don’t trust any of them.

    If they wanted to show any compassion on the cost of living crisis the ideal thing for me, would have chosen at least a pay freeze if not a cut in their salary’s.

    I have not watched Andersons interview as suggested by Wigwam and so can not comment on his findings and it isn’t worth rattling our feathers over politicians.

    #185417 Reply
    kezo
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    Anyhow back to some more unfortunate news. Diesel has hit a record high at a fraction under £1.80 a litre.

    Maybe there will be some exciting news tomorrow rather than shooting’s police attacking pallbearers or politicians un useful outbursts 🙂

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    wmcforum
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    Quite a slanted view there wmc. Can’t speak for your first comment, don’t know the source but anyone opposed to George Soros, Cultural Marxism and BLM seems ok to me!

    I’ll pass your comments on to the Nottingham Post – https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/uk-world-news/lee-anderson-who-controversial-mp-7069211

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    BigDave
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    I had an agreement with some to add to a food bank via a Supermarket due to an exchange of pond fish recently.. I do usually drop the old buy one get another free in there anyway… However did about 15 boxes of cereals the other day at Aldi/Lidl I do think breakfast is important even though here’s lots of breakfast clubs now for kids, hopefully it will help the families not quite in that bracket for this breakfast club.. I think you make a good point too wmc..

     

    What always strikes me as odd, are the things some people put into the boxes/trolleys beyond supermarket checkouts for donation to food banks.

    I do once recall seeing in one (alongside the usual cereals, tins, pasta etc) a full 12 pack of Fever Tree tonic water tins, a jar of sliced lemons and pack of swizzle sticks. All that was missing was the gin (and ice)!

    Obviously, the donator’s view of what is a necessity for those unfortunate enough to need to rely on a food bank, was somewhat lofty.

    Saying that, if a decent bottle of gin had been included, I would have been quite appreciative of it!

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    kezo
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    What always strikes me as odd, are the things some people put into the boxes/trolleys beyond supermarket checkouts for donation to food banks. I do once recall seeing in one (alongside the usual cereals, tins, pasta etc) a full 12 pack of Fever Tree tonic water tins, a jar of sliced lemons and pack of swizzle sticks. All that was missing was the gin (and ice)! Obviously, the donator’s view of what is a necessity for those unfortunate enough to need to rely on a food bank, was somewhat lofty. Saying that, if a decent bottle of gin had been included, I would have been quite appreciative of it!

    Certainly is an odd thing to put in the foodbank trolley, even more so a good quality tonic. I make do with Schweppes.

    Tanqueray No.10 is my go to gin 🙂

    #185447 Reply
    kezo
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    Starting the morning off with a bit of good news first. 🙂

    Ukraine’s deputy defence minister has said, more than 200 Ukrainian soldiers are being evacuated from Azovstal steel plant in the city of Mariupol after weeks of resistance.

    Some 53 troops are being taken to hospital in the Russian-controlled town of Novoazovsk. Another 211 people are being taken to Olenivka, about 55 miles north, through humanitarian corridors, she said, adding that they would be exchanged with Russian military prisoners before returning home.

    Anyone got room for a granny flat!.

    A Conservative MP and her wisdom has suggested people could “incentivise granny annexes” to save money amid the cost of living crisis.

    Speaking in the Queen’s Speech debate on making Britain the best place to grow up and grow old, former minister Jackie Doyle-Price said the government should be “encouraging people to make better use of their housing asset for the whole of their family”.

    She told MPs: “We can incentivise granny annexes, we can make sure that young people have got some hope by having greater access to the wealth in their parents’ home.

    “And I tell you, if we can do that, we will actually save money in the health service because unnecessary hospital stays are much more expensive than dealing with the little inheritance tax problem, which might unlock some investment.”

     

     

     

     

    #185448 Reply
    Wigwam
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    #185454 Reply
    kezo
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    With fuel  prices at an all time high, it is scandalous how these company’s continue to profiteer during the current times.

    #185495 Reply
    Tharg
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    “Slanted view” about Anderson and his views and past transgressions? Don’t know the primary sources but Wikipedia covers them in detail. Moreover, the Daily Mail reports the same facts as gospel so they MUST be true.

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    Wigwam
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    Wigwam
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    Wigwam
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    #185715 Reply
    kezo
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    I think the Election will be the ultimate decider here. Even with Sue Grays report looming you still have the cost of living crisis on top.

    Where do you get your front pages from @Wigwam

    Strange I quoted your previous days post and not todays!

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    #185725 Reply
    Wigwam
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    @kezo.  It’s from the Politico London daily newsletter. Free subscription.

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    Wigwam
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