Friday, September 15, 2017

Quote of the day

"I don't think the state can do everything. It tries to provide a base of welfare that should allow people to make ends meet during the course of the week, but on some occasions that will not work. And to have charitable support given by people voluntarily to support their fellow citizens, I think is rather uplifting and shows what a good, compassionate country we are."

A week after claiming he's opposed to abortion even in cases of rape, arch Tory Jacob Rees-Mogg argues that the fact people living in the UK in 2017 struggle to afford to feed themselves is a cause for celebration. Unfuckingbelievable.

Not only that, but he tried a spot of political point-scoring by attributing the upsurge in food bank usage to the fact that the Tories have overturned Labour's ban on jobcentre staff explicitly referring benefits claimants to food banks. The Trussell Trust have swiftly debunked that claim as nonsense, and it just goes to show that the US doesn't have a monopoly on right-wing politicians who happily spew out brazen lies.

(Thanks to Owen for the link.)

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