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Competence does not lead to foodbanks

22 May 2015


From Dr Andrew Connell

Sir, - The Chief Executive of the Conservative Christian Fellowship says that "the British people voted for competence" on 7 May (News, 15 May). Last month, you reported that Trussell Trust foodbanks gave out more than a million parcels in 2014-15 - about 16 times as many as they did in 2010-11.

In what sense can a government that has failed to ensure that our people have enough to eat be described as competent?

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