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Food banks ‘too big to fail’ warns think tank

UK food banks have become so large and interconnected they cannot possibly be allowed to fail claims an independent think tank. Writing in The Economist, Bank of England Chairman Mark Carney agreed with the evidence put forward by the policy researchers, saying he thought they had got it spot on.

Food distribution centres are now such an integral part of government policy it is unthinkable what would happen should they be allowed to go under said Carney. ‘These banks are at the heart of the nation’s service industry, employing thousands of people and serving millions of customers across the UK. They can be seen on every high street and shopping mall and have come to represent everything this government stands for’ he added.

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Posted: Jan 4th, 2014
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Indian space mission set to end Indian poverty

There’s a definite chance that if we can discover signatures of methane in the Martian atmosphere life will be much much better for the 400 million Indians living in poverty. I’m sure they’re all crossing their emaciated, disease-ridden fingers that the mission is a success.’

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Posted: Nov 5th, 2013
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Red Nose Day appeal: Help to save a comedian’s career

Comic Relief founder Richard Curtis has spoken out about the many comedians who rely on the aid of Red Nose Day to sustain their careers and offset their tax liabilities.

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Posted: Mar 14th, 2013
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UK poor people must do more to help kill foreign poor people, says Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond says that poor people in Britain should do more to help to kill poor people in other countries by taking a cut in their welfare benefits to allow much-needed funds for the armed forces.

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Posted: Mar 4th, 2013
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Public condemn Iain Duncan Smith as ‘not fit for purpose’

Members of the public have attacked the way politicians such as Iain Duncan Smith are funded, saying it has led to a ‘sorry story of dependency, and has wasted taxpayer’s money and encouraged fraud’.

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Posted: Jan 2nd, 2013
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