“Fury as Theresa May promotes MP who said people use foodbanks because of their ‘choices’ in life”

“There was anger tonight after Theresa May promoted an MP who said people use foodbanks because of their ‘choices’ in life.

John Glen is now in government despite his “astonishing” comments – and at one point was even lined up as minister for foodbanks.

The government told trade website Civil Society News yesterday that Mr Glen would be minister for civil society, overseeing charities.

But that was later retracted and he was confirmed as minister for heritage, arts and tourism, part of the same department.

Even so, Mr Glen has come under fire for remarks blaming foodbank use on “the chaotic nature of lives of some people.”

Source: Daily Mirror