In response to Catherine Blaiklock: Hungry? Let them eat spuds!

Malcolm Marchesi wrote:

Hallelujah! A dose of common sense. I suspect it is much too simple for our Bleeding Heart Liberal leaders to grasp. Well said indeed!

Urgleboo wrote:

£1 for a bag of porridge oats equates to around 5p a bowl. Child-friendly beans on toast would set one back around 15p. Asda ‘cooking bacon’ 67p for 600g. And, as you state, eggs are around 11p each.

Children not being given a breakfast prior to school should be called what it generally is: neglectful abuse. Ninety-nine times out of 100 there will be no excuse for it.

Adding a block of that cooking bacon to a bag of split peas makes a really good, thick soup. Bulk it out with some potatoes. Keeps a week, and costs £1.50 for 10 dinner-sized bowls.

AR DevineWriter wrote:

While growing inequality is definitely a problem in Britain, absolute poverty is not. From my own experiences working in supported housing I witnessed how many of the ‘poor’ were not only obese but also managed to have enough money to get well inebriated at least once a week and in some cases maintain a daily cannabis habit. Many of them lived lives more similar to medieval kings than the harsh poverty experienced by the working class and described so well in Orwell’s The Road to Wigan Pier.

Bart5 wrote:

Much common sense in the article, thank you. It’ll never, ever catch on. That massive army of posturing, bleating sjws need to have stuff to posture and bleat about or their lives would be incomplete.

franknowzad wrote:

Go from furious to enraged by reading the Nanny State rich list from the mighty TaxPayers’ Alliance. Who would have known that you can do so well out of doing good?

ancientpopeye wrote:

Very well thought out – but do they have scratch cards and bingo in Nepal?

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