Thursday, 4 July 2013

Madame Deficit Considers The Freudian Slip.... Again

Ooh-la-la. Lord Freud is at it again.
This time the particular "droit du Seigneur" he is exercising over the poor.... his view that the increased use of food banks is because (like Mount Everest) they are there.

In other words it  has nothing to do with increasing social need. Rather it  is a question of  supply and demand. Food banks are not part of this government's welfare system but - as he puts it: “If you put more food banks in, that is the supply. Clearly food from a food bank is by definition a free good and there's almost infinite demand.” (Read more of the Lord's jaw-dropping argument here).

Aaah j'adore such a grasp of reality.... from planet Zog, I think. But it is a grasp he have shown before. Remember his comment in November 2012 that the poor have the least to lose so they should take more risks?

Is Baron Freud out of touch with the problems of poverty? C'est possible? Clearly he is adrift on access to  food banks, I think. It is my understanding that one cannot just nip to the food bank in your nightie like it was a 24 hour Tesco. Mais, non..... One has to be issued with vouchers by a "care professional" who has judged one to be in need of urgent assistance.

One assumes that this care professional has a clearer grasp of reality than our Work and Pensions Minister....  Je l'espère.

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