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  1. gumboots

    Politics

    And why would that be?
  2. gumboots

    Politics

    True. My daughter was amazed when she found out school lunches were free for her little lad. They've been paying around 1k a month for nursery fees and he only went 4 days a week. Now suddenly he's costing nothing or at least very little in comparison
  3. gumboots

    Politics

    The problem is most who have kids thought they COULD provide for them. There have always been those who pop out kids regardless and don't have any real 8nterest in them. I know a few myself. But the majority of people intend to do their best by their kids, even if its a very limited best. The problem is that this pandemic caught people all over the world unawares. People who've worked hard for years to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads are suddenly finding they can't make ends meet. Its those people who need short term solutions to how do I feed my kids tomorrow, not how do I feed my kids long term. In helping them well also help the kids of irresponsible parents too but so what? Its not kids who choose to have irresponsible parents. If we feed kids now we may help them not to become inadequate parents themselves. Who knows? But it can't be right that in 2020 kids in the UK are going to bed hungry
  4. gumboots

    Politics

    Youre welcome. I like to apologise when I'm wrong.
  5. gumboots

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    Apologies. I quoted you for one reason and accidentally made it look like you'd used the word feckless. That was Matt83.
  6. gumboots

    Coronavirus

    Thats what I meant. Id want thorough testing of anything I took
  7. gumboots

    Coronavirus

    Will it be guaranteed as far as possible to be safe? All the vaccines I've heard about seem to have had problems. If they've got one, why aren't they trumpeting it to the heavens?
  8. gumboots

    Politics

    I know from personal contact that the foodbank in Accrington could not cope with the demands on it. It would have been unable to meet need if we in Clitheroe had not sent tons of food.
  9. gumboots

    Politics

    Specific funding needs to be given for specific short term needs. Many of those who can't feed their kids now will get new jobs, make different arrangements, not need free meals later, but they do NEED it NOW. My parents would not have allowed my kids to go hungry or without other essentials, but not everyone is that lucky. Some people no longer have parents. Some are estranged from parents for a vast number of reasons. Some have parents who themselves are on low incomes with most of their income tied up in their own mortgages, debts etc. Its wrong to suggest that needing help is feckless. Current events as well as long term neglect of the essential services that would at one time have propped up the needy mean we need to do something urgently now
  10. gumboots

    Politics

    The issues of better job prospects, housing, better educated parents, fewer zero hours contracts or none at all unless it suits the people who want them are all long term solutions to child poverty. Were talking about feeding a relatively small number of children for 4 or 5 weeks. That's October half term, Christmas hols and Feb half term. The coldest and most miserble months of the year. Not feeding them caviar, just one guaranteed meal a day. Surely that's not too much to ask
  11. gumboots

    Politics

    Probably. They certainly have charity drives for refugees, the homeless etc. There are always some who fall through the net and need support at certain times. Its not the same as needing to rely on food banks for basics
  12. gumboots

    Coronavirus

    Youre quite right. Who gets to decide whats essential? After all, the government dont even think food is an essential for some
  13. gumboots

    Coronavirus

    Sale sharks have been watching a match together every Friday through lick down. They announce on Thursday what it will be,share a link then everyone sorts drinks and refreshments and posts pics of themselves setting down to watch at 7.30 on Friday. Obviously they stopped during the end of season games but are now back on it until next season starts. One of the players even requested a match that was one of his favourites
  14. gumboots

    Coronavirus

    Our church rings everybody on our pastoral list once a week. That's about 350 people. We also deliver our info sheet once a week online and now weve taken on the dozen or so who dont have internet access, delivering their printed info sheets once a week and knocking on their doors just so they have contact. It's not the same as face to face contact normally but it's the best we can do atm. This morning every church member got a piece of cake and a tea bag delivered to say Have a cuppa with us this weekend.
  15. gumboots

    Coronavirus

    I dont have elderly relatives but I think I'd be with you on that one. Being in my mid 60s I think we've still got time with the little ones to come
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