food banks

Priti Patel hasn’t learned the lesson of ‘no such thing as society’

21 November 2019 18:27

Can Priti Patel really stand in Barrow-in-Furness, which has some of the most deprived wards in the country, and say…

Amber Rudd changes the Tory tune on food banks

11 February 2019 17:14

What’s behind the rise in demand for food banks? Over the past few years, the default Conservative line has been…

Food bank charity complains over Momentum campaign methods

27 April 2017 17:00

Oh dear. When Jeremy Corbyn announced this week that a Labour government would focus on the issue of food banks, Mr…

Ministers need to admit that benefits problems are linked to food bank use

17 December 2015 10:57

David Prior (Lord Prior of Brampton) is no toff, he’s a modest man. He had a career in merchant banking…

Have food banks become a ‘boil of no significance’?

10 December 2015 11:52

Remember food banks? They were a hot political issue about a year ago, with Labour MPs raising them again and…

Winner of the Guardian’s election sweepstake finds victory isn’t sweet

11 May 2015 17:29

Mr S previously reported that there were plans to donate the Guardian‘s election sweepstake to a foodbank. The decision was made…

Labour is pledging a £1m handout to Scottish foodbanks. Why not English ones?

24 April 2015 19:09

Gordon Brown is saying some strange things. He is being chased out of Fife by the nationalist genie that he pulled out of…

The Trussell Trust’s misleading figures on food bank usage help no one

22 April 2015 14:29

A day after the BBC admitted to misquoting David Cameron on foxhunting, the broadcaster made another admission of error last night over…

Was food poverty actually higher under the last Labour government?

22 April 2015 14:22

I’m looking forward to tonight’s Spectator debate in which Fraser Nelson, William Cash and I will be taking on Owen Jones,…

Ministers to crackdown on food waste in summit with supermarkets

16 December 2014 14:00

Ministers are to hold the first of a series of meetings aimed at helping food banks after pressure from MPs…

Rachel Reeves goes for tribal politics over hard questioning on food banks

8 December 2014 17:03

Most people went into Work and Pensions Questions expecting Iain Duncan Smith to be in a tetchy fame of mind…

How long will the fragile consensus on food banks last?

8 December 2014 14:25

Frank Field just about managed to hold together a cross-party consensus on the need to tackle hunger in this country…

Food bank report is a chance to end the toxic political stand-off

8 December 2014 8:45

It has been quite difficult for anyone following the growth food banks over the past few years to avoid growing…

Foodbank statistics present problems for the coalition – and for Labour

16 April 2014 11:47

Despite the stream of very good economic news (as described by Fraser and James), you won’t catch ministers saying that…

How food banks were shunted around government departments

21 March 2014 14:34

It is well worth reading Paul Waugh’s interview with Iain Duncan Smith in the House Magazine for a number of…

Food banks: What would Labour do?

21 February 2014 15:21

Was the church right to intervene in the debate about food banks and benefit cuts? I argue in my Telegraph…

The church is better at the welfare business than the state

21 February 2014 14:56

Today I have a piece in the Times (£ obviously, you know that) about the power of the Christian Left,…

Did an archbishop really call for more public spending in response to food bank usage?

18 February 2014 19:33

Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, has spent an awful lot of time since his recent interview with the Telegraph clarifying…

MP tries to remove the poison from the food debate

14 February 2014 16:24

One of the more unpalatable news stories of the week was the survey by West Yorkshire councils that seemingly innocuous…

Edwina Currie is wrong about food banks

30 January 2014 20:03

The Trussell Trust would like to correct the following inaccuracies and misleading statements made in Edwina Currie’s recent blog, and wishes…