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So they want me to feed other peoples kids now ?

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posted on Oct, 16 2020 @ 03:06 PM
a reply to: gortex

So when businesses apply for funding to pay furlough wages, that money is not a government hand to be paid for by tax payers?

posted on Oct, 16 2020 @ 03:12 PM
a reply to: teapot

So when businesses apply for funding to pay furlough wages, that money is not a government hand to be paid for by tax payers?

It's supposed to be a way to keep jobs open and cut the number of redundancies , it's is a means to an end and if it stops people losing their jobs it will help the treasury by not having to pay more benefit claims.

posted on Oct, 16 2020 @ 03:37 PM
a reply to: gortex

Where do we start fixing things?

School would be a great starting point.
Reform in our education system is worthy of a thread all in itself.
I could go on for ages about current problems with both the standard of education taught and how it fails the needs of both the children being taught and the employment market.

And lets not forget the effects that politically correct dictates are having on children and society as a whole.

But we also need to smash the glass ceiling that is preventing so many people from reaching their full potential and which every government only seeks to re-inforce in order to maintain the status quo.
The glass ceiling has been a handicap to this country for far too long now and it needs smashing.

We need to check this obsession with profit at all costs for the minority and re-divert some of the obscene amounts of money that these people and organisations continue amassing into the country's infrastructure and communal projects.

I could go on but I'm sure you get my point.

This needs some sort of general consensus and a well thought out, joined up plan with clear goals and objectives.

Our current politicians lack the vision and desire for such change and our party political and out-dated parliamentary systems only serve to maintain the status quo that is holding this country back.

posted on Oct, 16 2020 @ 06:27 PM
a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn
Sounds like you have things pretty well set up. If Churches were all real they would be building less and caring for more.

posted on Oct, 16 2020 @ 09:49 PM
a reply to: SeaWorthy

Churches could also do more in speaking truth to power.

posted on Oct, 18 2020 @ 07:42 AM
at least this footballer is pushing for something good instead of promoting himself.

I also remember people complaining about sending scharity abroad, that it should be spent at hime, well this is feeding kids in the uk.

Surely giving money to feed children is a good thing?!

A lot of parents are trying their best but with low paying jobs, sky high rent and no options to move, ( you know a lack of money will limit your options), then food becomes scarce. they have a choice pay bills to keep a roof over a childs head or give them food. yes that exists in the uk too.

Whyb would you begrudge giving food to children? look im childfree, im not a fan of children but if i have to choose between giving money to buy food to feed children or letting them starve im going to choose to pay. We dont live in the Victorian age anymore thank god, we dont leave the poor to starve, we dont treat being poor as a punishment that they deserve, we help people, especially children. in fact im all for giving food to everyone, so every person in this country no matter their age has full bellies. We arent giving these children lobster and fine dining its very basic.

This is the issue with society at the moment, empathy is disappearing, people are more concerned with punishing those below them than helping them get up, the UK is meant to be a first world country, yet we have food banks, period poverty, starving children, and homeless. stop blaming the poor as well, its not their fault rent has gone up but wages dont match anymore, its not their fault minimum wage is now treated as the basic a company will pay because they have to instead of its intended purpose which was the minimum wage that would pay for rent, food and basic necessaries. its not the poors fault that they are being treated as a scapegoat so people like yourself focus on them instead of the real problem, like large corporations not paying tax. Why not focus on making sure the billionaires pay tax instead of taking food out of children mouths.

posted on Oct, 18 2020 @ 12:15 PM
a reply to: kerrichin

Its good to see that there is still a little bit of compassion left in this country.

I firmly believe that from Thatcher onwards there has been a concerted effort to take back many of the social reforms and improvements made in this country by Clement Attlee and his government immediately post-WWII.

And I think 'their' long term goal is to take us back to some sort of Victorianesque society along with all the social injustices and inequalities that existed back then.

They are doing a very good job of it.

posted on Oct, 18 2020 @ 09:48 PM
If Charity was an economy US charity with 550 billion a year would be the worlds 14th largest - All white privilege Norway's GDP is 450 billion at #15

posted on Oct, 19 2020 @ 02:27 AM
a reply to: Freeborn

Agreed, the tories would love to bring back the workhouse, many have admitted it, thatcher was about selfishness, the reason we have the NHS was because the war generation in Britain were fed up of seeing people suffer, its one of our greatest achievements, and helping people should be a goal, the poor should not be a scapegoat

posted on Oct, 19 2020 @ 02:23 PM

originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: and14263

Bloody hell that's a rather controversial generalisation.

Not so sure it is , I spent plenty of time unemployed and living on scummy housing estates mixing with the lowest of the low , sometimes good people but sometimes not so good and just out for what they could get , beer , spirits and fags were the order of the day beans on toast or chips the menu of the day for themselves and their kids.

The problem is low education and low aspiration passed down to those kids who repeat the cycle , every town or city has those estates and the deprivation that comes with living on those estates , if they are offered free meals for their kids when they're not in school the money saved will just be spent on beer , spirits and fags to help them get through their mundane existences it won't do anything to alleviate child poverty.

I saw the writing on the wall and get myself out of the situation , sadly many choose to stay on benefits and do nothing to improve their own or their children's lives , hand outs just lead to people wanting more.

This is one of the main reasons Americans don’t want Democrats and their socialist ideology to take over our country. They pander and cater to the exact people you’re complaining about. We don’t want that anymore than you do.

posted on Oct, 22 2020 @ 08:28 AM
The British Parliament voted yesterday evening on a motion brought by the Labour party to fund free school meals during school holidays until Easter 2021 , the motion was defeated by 322 votes to 261.

Home Office Minister Kit Malthouse insisted the government was helping low-income families through the welfare system.

He said the government had raised Universal Credit by £20 a week, adjusted housing benefit to help people with their rent and given £63m to councils to help with hardship funding.

Now it's over to you Mr Rashford.

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