“MPs want hunger minister role introduced”

This is a cross-party group of MPs, not just opposition MPs. Truly shameful. But it seems only Brexit can enrage the general population these terrible days.

“A group of MPs wants the government to introduce a Minister for Hunger to respond to a growth in food insecurity in the UK – especially among children.

The Environmental Audit Committee highlighted 2017 Unicef figures showing 19% of children under 15 in the UK live with adults who struggle to buy food.

It says ministers have failed to recognise and respond to the problem.
The government says the number of children living in workless households is at a record low.

But MPs say the number of people without reliable access to affordable, nutritious food – or food insecure – is “significant and growing”, with the unemployed, sick or those with children most likely to be affected.
The committee wants to see the appointment of a new minister with “responsibility and accountability for combating hunger and food insecurity within the UK”.

The job would involve exploring the scale, causes and impact of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition and implementing strategies to improve the situation. …”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-46810707

One thought on ““MPs want hunger minister role introduced”

  1. Leaked Job Description for this role from Conservative Party central office:

    “The role of Minister for Food Insecurity has the following objectives:

    1. Make it clear to the public that the Conservative Government is completely committed to eliminating Food Poverty and Insecurity throughout Britain, including outlawing food banks.

    2. Work (secretly) to increase Food Poverty and Insecurity to include 50% of the population by 2022.

    3. When pressed about why Food Insecurity is increasing rather than decreasing, state how difficult this is to fix, how committed you are still to achieve it and how hard you are working to do so, whilst wringing your hands and blaming the opposition.”

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