Today on Twitter a political gem was unearthed in a speech by David Cameron full of moral outrage and indignation from November 2005 at the shocking use of foodbanks under the last Labour government.
Earlier this year, we learnt from the Citizens Advice Bureau of a single mother who had to rely on a Salvation Army food parcel to survive. A Salvation Army food parcel, in this, the fourth richest country in the world, run by a Labour government,
That was in November 2005. Now lets look at what Cameron’s record on foodbanks
Cameron’s moral indignation at 3000 cases of foodbank use in 2005 yet under his policies by 2012/13 this had grown to 347,000. 115 times greater use
In 2013/14 Cameron tripled this again to 913,000 and that is just from the Trussell Trust foodbanks and does not include the many others too.
There is only one thing worse for a Tory than being a liar and hypocrite – being found out!!
PS – The link to the full text is here so Cameron can not even use the Rachel Reeves excuse on this one!!