Direct Democracy Comment

Typical Tory Liam Marshall-Ascough [it's all in the name] denies UK poverty issue

Conservative councilor for Crawley Liam Marshall-Ascough has said his struggle to book a table in restaurants at the weekends proves that there is no food poverty in the UK and, he actually made the comments when objecting to Labour proposals for a new food bank to be set up in the town.

As if accusing Labour of hijacking the UK's poverty crisis wasn't bad enough, he even refuses to acknowledge that there is even a food and poverty crisis in the UK!

In the same week that it was confirmed that there are now more working families surviving [not living] in poverty than ever before, he said; “The problem is Labour have a certain agenda to try and push their cost of living crisis policy, when in reality there isn’t a cost of living crisis. Some people are finding it hard but everyone’s finding it hard. People aren’t in poverty in terms of going without food. You try booking a restaurant in Crawley on a Friday or Saturday night. You can’t do it."

Of course, we all know he's correct because we all share this same life and death dilemma on a weekly basis!

As well as being thoroughly representative of the typical Tory attitude towards welfare policy, the poor, and their role as so-called 'representatives', his attitude is just more proof [should it still be needed] that we're obviously not all "in it together."

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