Monday, May 05, 2014

Please Sir May I Have Some More

A group of 170 doctors and researchers have highlighted the plight of many badly-fed children and likened them to modern day Oliver Twists hungry for more. 'In an open letter published in The Lancet, they urge the Prime Minister to take action in the face of a "an overwhelming strain on household food budgets", saying that the rise of food banks is a sign that poor families are increasingly struggling to afford to eat  properly.' (Times, 2 May) It says much about progress in modern capitalism that medical experts can compare modern Britain with Dickensian times. RD

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