Osborne food bank

Tough reforms announced by George Osborne yesterday promise to drive up food bank queues — but the chancellor has snubbed an invitation to actually visit one.

In an interview with the Huffington Post’s Mehdi Hasan last December, the chief executive of the Trussell Trust, the UK’s largest network of food banks, made the following invitation:

“My message to George Osborne is: come to our food banks.”

While pressure forced David Cameron to face up to the impact of his policies by visiting such a facility, Scrapbook can confirm the chancellor has not taken the Trussell Trust up on their invitation.

Given he is so keen to force the newly unemployed to use them, perhaps he should visit one.

UPDATE: Just don’t mention the £10 gourmet burger

 

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