MPs: Why we refused to back food bank motion

Halstead Gazette: MPs: Why we refused to back food bank motion MPs: Why we refused to back food bank motion

MPS have defended their decision to vote against a motion calling for less dependency on food banks.

Both Braintree MP Brooks Newmark and Witham MP Priti Patel have dismissed the motion, put forward by Labour on Opposition Day, as nothing more than a “political stunt.”

Shadow environment secretary Maria Eagle said that the number of people using Trussell Trust banks had increased from 41,000 in 2010 to more than 500,000 since April this year- one third of which were children.

She called for measures to cut the use of food banks including an energy price freeze, a water affordability scheme, measures to end abuses of zero hours contracts, incentives to companies to pay a living wage and abolition of the under-occupancy penalty.

But Mr Newmark said: “They took no responsibility for driving the country into a very deep recession, the worst we have seen in a century.

“I am not supporting a motion when for something they are taking no responsibility for.

“They way to get out of the problem is to create jobs and growth.

“I have spent time in food banks both at Tesco and Morrisons in the past year and people having to use a food bank at anytime is a tragedy but between 2005 and 2010 the use of food banks went up from 3,500 to 40,000, food banks aren’t something that suddenly appeared in 2010 when the Conservatives were elected.”

During Wednesday’s parliamentary debate he also praised volunteers and churches who support the food banks, and his comments were echoed by Ms Patel.

She added: “It is disgraceful to see that the Labour Party – who presided over record increases in personal and public debt, the deepest recession on record, and huge numbers of job losses when in Government – now want to turn food banks into a political football.

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3:21pm Sat 21 Dec 13

simonwhu says...

It was a worldwide recession caused by the
Sub prime mortgage crisis in the us under a republican
President who apparently Mr newmark supporte.
It was a worldwide recession caused by the Sub prime mortgage crisis in the us under a republican President who apparently Mr newmark supporte. simonwhu

4:54pm Sat 21 Dec 13

OldBlade says...

The Labour Party didn't create the recession. Successive governments bent over backwards to appease and deregulate the finance industry until the inevitable happened. The banks got us into this mess. I'm disappointed that these two MPs can use the plight of these unfortunate people, who rely on food banks, as a political football with no apparent concern for their welfare.
What are you doing Mrs Patel to help this section of your electorate?
The Labour Party didn't create the recession. Successive governments bent over backwards to appease and deregulate the finance industry until the inevitable happened. The banks got us into this mess. I'm disappointed that these two MPs can use the plight of these unfortunate people, who rely on food banks, as a political football with no apparent concern for their welfare. What are you doing Mrs Patel to help this section of your electorate? OldBlade

7:02am Sun 22 Dec 13

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

OldBlade wrote:
The Labour Party didn't create the recession. Successive governments bent over backwards to appease and deregulate the finance industry until the inevitable happened. The banks got us into this mess. I'm disappointed that these two MPs can use the plight of these unfortunate people, who rely on food banks, as a political football with no apparent concern for their welfare.
What are you doing Mrs Patel to help this section of your electorate?
simonwhu says...
It was a worldwide recession caused by the
Sub prime mortgage crisis in the us under a republican
President who apparently Mr newmark supporte.
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Quoting both intelligent remarks posted above.
Anyone with name Brooks would not appear to understand the indecency in having no food.
As for Ms Patel. One commenter remarked previously, she should sit on the board of JCB for all the holes she keeps digging oneself into.
For G*D sake Braintree & Witham please take off your Rose & Royal Blue tinted spectacles can't you see what you have representing you???
An individual who espouses the death penalty probably on the back of someone so desperate they had to go out and steel food because there are no food banks.
Off course Patel does not want food banks, her parents were shop owners, they want you to buy from them at their inflated corner store prices, so they can send people like her to private school and university to produce more theories like this.
Our brotherhood is a charitable organisation we have seen poverty and we donate and create food parcels. Something Mr Oldmark and Ms Patel appears to not want why....????
We will tell you why the Tories (By the way which means in old english terms as Robber & Thief) want a world like The Hunger Games, were there is no Welfare State, no NHS they only want people who are alive that can contribute to their ideals.
Remember the scene in Ian Fleming's James Bond Moonraker? A perfect society in a perfect world environment crated by the monster DRAX.
These are the ideals that the Blue Bloods want, they no longer require the rank and file so they want to starve the masses to death.
I say long live the poor they are the ones with the real heart. I remember the days of the tinned EEC beef and what a welcome meal it was.
The Brotherhood Of The Bell.
[quote][p][bold]OldBlade[/bold] wrote: The Labour Party didn't create the recession. Successive governments bent over backwards to appease and deregulate the finance industry until the inevitable happened. The banks got us into this mess. I'm disappointed that these two MPs can use the plight of these unfortunate people, who rely on food banks, as a political football with no apparent concern for their welfare. What are you doing Mrs Patel to help this section of your electorate?[/p][/quote]simonwhu says... It was a worldwide recession caused by the Sub prime mortgage crisis in the us under a republican President who apparently Mr newmark supporte. ____________________ ____________________ ___________________ Quoting both intelligent remarks posted above. Anyone with name Brooks would not appear to understand the indecency in having no food. As for Ms Patel. One commenter remarked previously, she should sit on the board of JCB for all the holes she keeps digging oneself into. For G*D sake Braintree & Witham please take off your Rose & Royal Blue tinted spectacles can't you see what you have representing you??? An individual who espouses the death penalty probably on the back of someone so desperate they had to go out and steel food because there are no food banks. Off course Patel does not want food banks, her parents were shop owners, they want you to buy from them at their inflated corner store prices, so they can send people like her to private school and university to produce more theories like this. Our brotherhood is a charitable organisation we have seen poverty and we donate and create food parcels. Something Mr Oldmark and Ms Patel appears to not want why....???? We will tell you why the Tories (By the way which means in old english terms as Robber & Thief) want a world like The Hunger Games, were there is no Welfare State, no NHS they only want people who are alive that can contribute to their ideals. Remember the scene in Ian Fleming's James Bond Moonraker? A perfect society in a perfect world environment crated by the monster DRAX. These are the ideals that the Blue Bloods want, they no longer require the rank and file so they want to starve the masses to death. I say long live the poor they are the ones with the real heart. I remember the days of the tinned EEC beef and what a welcome meal it was. The Brotherhood Of The Bell. TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell

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