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20/04/2014 at 21:13
21/04/2014 at 01:59
I am unaware of the DM article but they have always villified the poor and needy. I entirely agree with you about everything you have said. I am working full time and am receipt of working tax credits. It is stupid that I should need them but they make a heck of a difference to my life. The DM sneer about so much but then as they are trying to seel to the well off they need to demonise the poor to mske themselves feel good about themselves.
21/04/2014 at 09:23
Working tax credits are vital for so many people. We have received working tax credits in the past and will probably receive them in the future due to H's health and how much he will be able to work. Long term I hope that the tax threshold is raised further so people on lower incomes pay less tax. Also in reality wages need to increase. Working people should be able to work and earn enough to be able to survive
21/04/2014 at 20:33
I really wouldn't pay any attention to the DM - that has always been their agenda and what they report is not news, but articles designed to provoke. It's scarily the most accessed *news* website in the world.
I read an article n t he Times this week about how it's not that more people need foodbanks as such under this government, but greater publicity about them has led to more people being aware of them and then applying. I thought that was quite interesting.
21/04/2014 at 21:30
Having worked with cancer patients who often end up on benefits due to being too unwell to work then I would say yes there is definitely a genuine need for the food banks. The DM is pond life when it comes to journalism and have no limit to how low they will sink to get a story that will sell papers. Did they say they donated anything back to the food bank to make up for the food they cheated somebody else out of??
Ignore them and to anyone on here who receives benefits there are a lot of us who know you are not the cheats and scrounges the government want us to believe you all are xx
22/04/2014 at 09:25
Have you seen that the article backfired on the DM and there's been a surge in donations since it was published - www.itv.com/.../food-bank-charity-trussell-trust-sees-huge-surge-in-donations-after-daily-mail-article
There is good in the world.
24/04/2014 at 13:26
Daily Mail's agenda is always to hate poor people as a bunch of feckless time wasters. They must employ at least one journalists just to solely find single parents with 10 kids living on benefits so that they can write horrid things about them.
There will always be a minority of people who will abuse any system of benefit/charity. However, there is clearly a need. So many people in this country are living just one pay packet away from disaster it only takes being made redundant or becoming ill to find that suddenly you don't have enough money to feed your family/self. And given how much food we throw away every day in this country why not give it away to those who need it? (Or even a few who don't really need it?).
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