I don't buy that sales pitch, lemongrove- It isn't necessary to discuss all countries at once- That's deflection- The polar opposite of being specific, direct and addressing problems as done in countries with greater success rates-
What you're selling is the idea that there is a roof leaking in every country therefore perfectly acceptable, no solution necessary- ?
Did I say that?Of course I didn’t, that is the slant you prefer to put on it Rose because of your own political views....just as whitewave is doing on every thread started this year.
No matter what political parties are in charge in other countries, including all the power sharing ones such as Germany, inequality and food hunger is rising.It’s no good treating the UK in isolation in this matter, and it’s relevant to mention other countries ( it shows that it isn’t the fault of any one government.) Therefore isn’t an easy fix.
Charities and food banks are necessary and helpful (including grants and donations from anyone at all) in all countries in Europe, especially after this year of Covid.
It’s easy ( and lazy) for posters to use emotive insults such as whitewave does about 19 th century and A Christmas Carol
( which is about charity, generosity and family in any case!) not governments.The UK and other countries too would be in the same boat no matter what party led them.
When you look at the big picture instead of focussing only on the UK you can see what is happening. It’s saddening to think that any child is hungry anywhere, or at any time in history especially in a European country in the 21st century ( or the US) but heartening that here at least, we have so many charities helping out because I don’t think that everyone realises how serious a bind we are in economically now, and how affected so many people are by it.Covid has set us and others back by possibly decades.