Former Armed Forces serviceman ‘forced to rely on food banks and walk 7 miles to work’ : Express

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A FORMER serviceman for the British Armed Forces has been forced to reply on charity and food banks, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary has claimed.

The news comes as the Trussell Trust, a welfare charity, revealed in its latest report that in that demand for food bank assistance in the UK was at a record high.

Rebecca Long-Bailey, while answering a question on BBC’s Question Time, told the story of a 50-year-old veteran that is forced to work seven miles every day to get to work and accept charity from food banks.

Ms Long-Bailey said: “There’s been a group of people trying to recreating his [George Orwell’s] footsteps [in his book The Road to Wigan].

“Recently they visited a Staffordshire food bank. In that food bank they met a man who walked seven miles every day to work, he was on a zero hours contract, often turned away and had…

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