Shettleston in Glasgow has a 20 year old Tory councillor. It seems almost appropriate to leave this statement hanging here without further comment or analysis like in the late night ‘No Comment’ segment on Euro News.
Every day across Scotland – and even in Ireland, England, and Wales – organisations like the Trussell Trust make sure that hungry people get something to eat. Foodbanks in community centres and parish halls are in operation every day of the year, come rain or shine, even on Christmas Day and St. Stephen’s Day.
The idea is that we scrap the entire benefits system and give everyone – regardless of their income – a basic annual minimum in cash. In multiple studies the basic income trials have had incredible results.
One thing has become crystal clear over the past number of weeks in Europe, and that is how easily bureaucratic, political, and economic decisions made at the highest levels of power in the European Union can have traumatic and life-threatening effects on powerless people.
Hundreds of thousands of Greeks are now going without food, shelter, and medicine. The situation is critical and time is running out. You can help!
Help is urgently needed to feed and shelter the very poorest people of Greece. Banking restrictions have limited the money available to people and so local donations have almost completely dried up. We can help.