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South Cumbria’s needy walking 20 miles for free food

SOUTH Cumbria’s food crisis has reached disturbing levels following shocking revelations some people are walking up to 20 miles to access emergency rations.

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Barrow lad you obviously can't see what's in front of you.

Posted by Gray on 1 January 2013 at 19:11

So mike, you have a problem with immigrants do you?
Is it the colour of the skin you have a problem with?
Is it the culture?
Is it the general appearance?
Is it a language barrier?
There is a collective word for all this.......!!!
You DO have a problem & that problem is, unfortunately, you know nowt & I mean NOWT!!!

Posted by Charlie on 30 December 2012 at 11:26

ohh Charlie you should be pm as you are as delusional!! Have i a problem with immigrants getting benefit? damn right i have !! my parents grandparents etc all paid into the state coffers and someone who sneaks in here lives in a garage for 12 months can then get benefits?? are you totally thick Charlie? You and all the other nuggets like you have destroyed OUR country and given it to people who in the main are not fit to inherit this country.

Posted by mike on 27 December 2012 at 11:54

I work 46 hours per week on minimum wage and after paying rent, tax and council tax I have a lot less disposable cash than the majority of people on benefits do. I bet that the apparent 'poor' people walking this distance have mobile phones, flat screen tv etc. I remember getting a taxi a month ago and the driver said it is only the people on benefits keeping some Barrow taxi firms afloat getting taxis to town or to the pub. due to the excessive benefits paid in the uk, the only truly poor people are the likes of us that work.

Posted by Wayne Chips on 26 December 2012 at 15:27

mike, if benefit deserving poor people are on £1300 a month as you say then I for one do not have a problem with that & even if they do spend it on beer, mobiles, broadband, Sky HD TV, going from A to B in taxis but if you ,mike, look close enough you'll find that they are few & far between.
The vast majority of ordinary people wether employed or not need benefits of some degree because they are in poorly paid jobs anyway.
You mike, seem to have a problem with "allowing benefits for too many immigrants".
Do you seriously beleive that immigrants get loads of state benfits? Other than the right-wing drivelised Sun, Star, Daily Express & Daily Mail, where the hell did you get that venomous story line?
Also stand back & take a look at society if we did not have immigrants-we'd have no NHS, we'd have no doctors or surgeons, our roads & railways would not get built, there'd be no staff to work the hotels up & down the country & over the years succeesive governments have had to rely on migrants workers.
You say at the end of your post that you want to catch all the scroungers!!!!
Well yes & a good place start catching all scroungers is a large house in London called Buckingham Palace & it houses' plenty of 'em & think of the taxpayers money that you'll save!!!!
Oh! by the way another scrounger is about to enter the world next year, more money down the pan.

Posted by Charlie on 25 December 2012 at 17:32

People of Barrow take a bow,your generosity in helping to feed the poor and needy of Ulverston is greatly appreciated,not least by me as one of these poor souls from the Honey pot is my Cousin.Thank you people of Barrow and merry Christmas.

Posted by bb on 25 December 2012 at 15:30

As for the comments on benefit scroungers being propaganda smell the coffee you pc friendly moron i know people that smoke have sky tv use two taxis per day to get about have sky hd multi room and broadband and still go by taxi to the foodbank after buying their booze and cashing in on their £1300 month rent already paid benifit. so don't tell me i know nothing its idiots like you who have ruined this country with benefits for all too many immigrants and liberal policy's so out of touch with reality even you believe them!! There will always be people who if it is free want it and to hell with the rest! as for me giving my time to staffing the foodbank well i would much rather contribute to a much worthier cause of catching ALL the scroungers.

Posted by mike on 24 December 2012 at 20:40

A totally unacceptable case scenario for ordinary people having to trek miles for food in order to survive.
Some comments on this topic seem to be entered by people that seem to be under the immpression that taxi fares are payed for by the taxpayer to go to foodbanks, some are under the impression that they spend money on pets, pub, internet & mobiles.
Nothing could be further from the truth!!
The truth of the matter is that people are struggling financially as a direct result of government policy & to come out with drivel like this only diverts attention away from the real issues of society.
There are plenty of food stuffs being produced more so than there ever was & do not be conned by media story lines that farmers are having a poor harvest due to bad weather.
There is no such thing as a lack of food!
The problem lies not just with the coalition government but more importantly there is a lack of political will in order to feed everyone on the face of the earth.

Posted by Charlie on 24 December 2012 at 12:18

Yes Grey this is happening under a Tory Government.Who inherited the whole financial mess from Liebour.Look further then the end of your nose.

Posted by Barrow Lad on 18 December 2012 at 05:11

PANKHURST,if you care,then join the fight to save our class.

Posted by K Hardie. on 17 December 2012 at 21:40

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