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Food Bank Britain, by the Conservatives.

Food Bank Britain, by the Conservatives. In 2010, 60,000 food bank packages were handed out in Britain. In 2021 it was 2.5 million. In 2019 through its austerity policies, the Conservative government oversaw the intentional and ideological destruction of the social safety net. Benefits. The government introduced Universal Credit (UC), a new benefits system supposedly intended to simplify things, but which in reality made the benefits system crueller, more punitive, and far less generous. In 2019, a UN report into…

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