April 16th, 2014

Piers Tears: Another Fake Mirror Front Page

Under the headline “Britain, 2014.” the Mirror’s front page is really going for emotional shock factor today:

The only problem is that the picture is not “Britain, 2014″, it is “America, 2009″ and Anne is crying over an earthworm. The Getty photo was shared via Flickr by Lauren Rosenbaum in November 2009, she has a really cute smile:

anne-flickr

Of course this is not the first time that the Mirror have got into trouble for a fake front page photo misrepresenting a wider campaign, editor Lloyd Embley is following in the traditions of Piers Morgan. Nobody mention that “territorial Army base in Lancashire”  and “occupied Iraq”.

UPDATE: The Mirror ran a fake story about mutant super rats in Liverpool and had to pay compensation to a Hampstead man as a result.

Via Dan Barker

163 Comments

  1. 1
    T May says:

    Yankee go home

  2. 2
    Keeplabourout says:

    If two million food parcels were available, two million would be taken up as many people prefer free food to having to pay for it

  3. 3
    Surprised, moi? says:

    If you say you have free stuff to give away, people will help you out by taking it.

  4. 4
    HM Her Majesty says:

    Why hasn’t the Prime Minister demanded an independent judge-led inquiry into the cover-ing up of Pae-dophilia by the Depity of Prime Minister and his party?

  5. 5
    C O (Ξ7q1) says:

    Anyone with half a brain will see through that immediately.

    They are also still trying to rename the Lib Dems as the Dem party: Ironic given the pedigree of the photo.
    :-)

  6. 6
    UKIP says:

    The Times has a free ‘World War One Poster’ available today. I doubt that will do much to boost their sales, given the nonsense they have decided to run with on the fron the page.

  7. 7
    C O (Ξ7q1) says:

    Food parcel consisting of what sort of food exactly ?

    Over a million – is that in total or per week ?

    Where is mine ? I don’t see why I should pay for food or go hungry if I can’t be arsed to go to the cash point.

    Why will the EU not allow fish and chips to be wrapped in newspaper any more ?

    etc.

    Mongs.

  8. 8
    Jim says:

    The UK should have only one Welfare System, Cash or Goods. A Claimant this morning was saying with her five children she could not afford food after paying the heating bill.

  9. 9
    Harvey Proctor says:

    Morning boys. As a proud right wing Thatcherite, why do so many of you loathe me and call me horrible names like poof and bumbandit? Are you all nasty types who hate Thatcher and anyone who was a close personal friend of hers? Maggie stood by me as a loyal friend and I’m proud to count myself as a strident supporter and right winger. But you nasty anti-Thatcherites just want to smear me with vicious names. You meanies.

  10. 10
    I predict a diet says:

    Eat an MP.

  11. 11
    Cynic says:

    Why? its economics stupid. If i have e a choice of free food or giving up fags drink and my Sky subscription to help feed the kids , what do I choose?

  12. 12
    Cynic says:

    KIDNAP

    This poor child has been kidnapped from the USA and forced to live off food banks in the UK

  13. 13
    Rickytshirt says:

    The Mirror are only interested in the truth insofar as knowing in which direction to distort it.

  14. 14
    A Reader says:

    The Daily Mail is the real Establishment paper.

    Seeing what goes on behind the pay wall certainly cannot be enhancing T’imes circulation.

    J-Post / Ha’aretz / J-Chron much better reads IMHO.

  15. 15
    A piece of string and some brown paper says:

    I bet the food is handed out in plastic bags, not wrapped up micely in parcels.

  16. 16
    OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT says:

    No thanks. They’re poisonous.

  17. 17
    Another Smith in the news says:

    Was he really weigh only 29 stone?

  18. 18
    Piss Organ says:

    Some things will never change.

  19. 19
    Reader says:

    I have no idea who this obscure historical figure is. As a non-Tory, I don’t actrually want to bother to find out.

  20. 20
    Buy our products and give them away and we'll take the profit and all the credit says:

    I notice the big ‘donate an item’ crate in my local Tesco hasn’t been too full recently as people get wise to be taken for fools.

  21. 21
    OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT says:

    In the 2014 U.K., why are our M.P.s so poor that they can only afford to eat and booze in taxpayer subsidised HoC outlets?

  22. 22
    PDubya says:

    Peter Sellers knocked this left wing drivel on the head years ago. I can’t remember the film title but free food to the poor and needy ended up, as human nature often does, with everyone but the poor and needy scrambling for freebies.
    His take on the Unions with “I’m alright Jack” was also spot on for time and probably still reflects the “us and them” attitude of the few surviving dinosaurs still running them.

  23. 23
    Andy Crapp says:

    So why are so many of the type of people who read the Daily Mirror obese?

  24. 24
    Reader says:

    By the looks on that boy’s face, they contain spinach, broccoli and lots and lots of Quorn.

  25. 25
    Jim says:

    The Times Smear succeeded yesterday. SKY NEWS interviewed Voters who said Farage was as crooked as UK MPs for claiming false expenses. They did not correct the ill informed voters that EU MPs do not claim expenses but receive allowances.
    What is this Smell Test SKY NEWS use. The only example I have seen broadcast is about shoppers bending down in Supermarkets to take goods when somebody(a SKY News researcher?) creeps up behind them.
    I must go back to watching the BBC.
    Any ideas on the Smear that is going to be made just before Polling takes place and which Country the Server used is located?

  26. 26

    Exactly. Nobody suggests that there are not some on the fringes of society who can’t cope without the goodness in people’s hearts. However, Labour’s benefits culture begats the attitude of “why buy the kids food when some mugs are handing it out free and I’ve then got more for Fags and bingo?” That’s a rational approach. Nobody said that “rational” meant, “nice”.

  27. 27
    Euuuwww says:

    Let them eat rodents!

  28. 28
    The UN says:

    Food is bad for the environment, causes pollution and contributes to global warming.

    Ban food.

  29. 29
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    What is the name , and address of the child depicted ,which food bank do his family use, is the child in receipt of free school meals, and how much in benefits are the parents claiming .

  30. 30
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Exactly.

    Britain has the most obese adults & children in Europe.

    Only the USA has a bigger obesity problem.

    Get a fuckin’ job you bone idle layabouts!

  31. 31
    Nutritionist says:

    Poor diet and low self esteem: Think Labour core vote.

    Except for some of the enrichment, where obesity is regarded as a sign of wealth and status – something to be culturally celebrated.

  32. 32
    Reader says:

    They are not very good at managing their money. They should be paid in vouchers so they don’t waste so much of it on silk pastel ties.

  33. 33
    bergen says:

    Didn’t think anyone read the Mirror anymore. Same with the Express.

  34. 34
    Reader says:

    Did the paper obtain the written consent of the child’s parents to use his image? Were they paid?

  35. 35

    Too much of the wrong sort of food in food parcels.

  36. 36
    Greasy hair says:

    I’m not sure it is low self esteem….most of those fat birds are full of their own importance too. Mouthy, opinionated arrogant…and thick, of course

  37. 37
    Reader says:

    The Times is not read by many people.

  38. 38
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Offer free food and you will have everyone and their dog queuing up to take it.

  39. 39
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    It seems Sky are as anxious that we remain enslaved to the EU commissars as are the BBC .

  40. 40
    It's cheaper by the litre says:

    What are you on and what the hell are you on about, you been down to the local CO-OP and bought too much cheap cider.

  41. 41
    Morning Star says:

    Don’t pay for propaganda. Hopefully the opinion forming MSM will disappear.

  42. 42
    Posed pic says:

    Is that snot too?

  43. 43
    Ships Bottom says:

    The one in our local Wilko is full/brimming with dog food….oh, sorry it is a donation box for dogs.

    Forgot, animal rights exceed humans…silly me!

  44. 44
    Centre Parting says:

    Food banks = subsidy for Sky and BBC

  45. 45
    Charity should be private says:

    I don’t like to shop in supermarkets which beg from their customers. If the shareholders want to give to charity, they can do so, but why sell me something at a profit for me to give away to their pet cause so they can take the credit?

  46. 46
    Benny Fitz-Clements says:

    Downloaded this app http://bit.ly/1naJ0nV to my new iPhone as soon as it was available for the 5s

  47. 47
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    There are only so many Frey Bentos pies even the starving will eat!

  48. 48
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Bingo. Dole out food for free and it lets people on low incomes deploy their spare cash on something else. If you’re hard up and have the spare time to queue you’d be nuts not to take the free food. I had the time I’d ask for some free staples too.

    If the Trussel Trust handed out BMWs for free they’d probably give out a million a year too.

  49. 49
    Joss Taskin says:

    White Dee, anyone ?

  50. 50
    Maria Miller says:

    Oscar Pistorious trial competes with plebgate & phone hacking as the longest boreathon that no one gives a fuck about.

  51. 51
    It's cheaper for nothing says:

    In January when in an Asda supermarket, they had 3 trolly loads of Xmas wrapping paper they offered for free, you couldn’t get near for the crowd, in a minute every one of those rolls of paper had gone.

  52. 52
    C says:

    Murdo-ch generally supports the EU and its expansion. Why wouldn’t he? Monopoly capitalists like big, homogenized markets with lots of regulatory barriers to entry for smaller competitors. He is an Americn these days and the expansion of the EU is really an American project.

  53. 53
    C O (Ξ7q1) says:

    The child is a young girl: Anne.

    Rhesus negative ?

  54. 54
    Casual Observer 2 says:

    A remarkably accurate description of Maria Miller

  55. 55
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Politicians, newspapers, tv media. Nothing has changed, the stench remains.

  56. 56
    ANON. says:

    Has it not been said that there are just as many food banks in the rest of Europe, it is not a uniquely UK things.

    I get annoyed how anyone using them is ‘starving’, I am sure some will be hungry but usually because the benefits handed out have been misused. I doubt whether there are many starving.

    Presumably if Labour get into power then the propaganda will change and every child who cannoyt afford a second XBox will be no longer classed as ‘in poverty’.

  57. 57
    A Circus Clown says:

    I am surprised that Pretorius thinks that self-pitying blubbing and insincere grisselling is a good strategy for a defence.

  58. 58
    Reeva's parents. says:

    We do.

  59. 59
    Yes says:

    Maybe the picture of that child above could be used on the next Cyril Smith frontpage.

  60. 60
    senior BBC news producer says:

    Which agency were those Voters from? I’d like to hire some for my next voxpop about “austerity” to undermine the constant fall in inflation, and real-terms rises in incomes.

  61. 61
    Dave Lee Travis says:

    I’m emotionally shocked

  62. 62
    Labour propaganda. says:

    There were no food banks before 2010.

  63. 63
    Ed Balls says:

    The Co-op is not particularly cheap.

  64. 64
    senior BBC news producer says:

    …and full of intern c u m

  65. 65
    Psychologist says:

    Inside they hate themselves because men do not find them attractive.

    Problem gets worst as the biological clock ticks down.

  66. 66
    Benny Fitz-Clements says:

    Long queue at the Foodbank yesterday: the wife had to step outside to light up a fag.

  67. 67
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    I notice toiletries was on the ‘amber’ list ,wouldn’t want any of the chav ‘singool muvvers’ to run out of fake tan and hairspray!

  68. 68
    Diane Abbott says:

    Free food – coming through – get out of my fucking way!

  69. 69
    senior BBC news criminal says:

    The express has a nice easy-going crossword in it – the Mirror’s a bit rough on the old nipsy.

  70. 70
    Alex Slamond says:

    Vote for Scottish Independence. Or the kid gets it.

  71. 71
    Pookie snackumberger says:

    Cheap! Co-Op cheap? Your ‘aving a laugh.

    My mother used to say “Something cheap is dearly bought”.

    Not that it’s cheap (price wise) at the Co-Op.

  72. 72
    Why I read this blog says:

    Now I know what Ed Miliband would look like if he went for the mullet.

  73. 73
    Votes wanted, we promise we will lie our heads off says:

    It seems it’s get your attack in before the May Euro elections, what with the Times yesterday and now the Mirror, the LibLabCons seem to be worried their extensive troughing rights will be curtailed next month is the voter votes the wrong way.

  74. 74
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    Look at the ghastly chav haircuts that is the scum we are expected to feel sorry for, looking at the size of the woman’s fat arse she could have caused a famine single handedly

  75. 75
    brunch manager says:

    What’s the interest rate for food these days, I might invest… wbwbwbbwwleueauauaghk

  76. 76
    Ships Bottom says:

    Its what happens when she has a double dump ??

  77. 77
    Peter Bone -Trougher says:

    I could give a fuck, but I don’t.

  78. 78
    UKIP or bust says:

    Ah, the vetran jon snow, he’s not an MP, but he likes to think he’s in charge of the nations morals. (which don’t apply to him).

  79. 79
    Ah! Trust the Trussell Trust says:

    “1 in 5 mums regularly skip meals to feed their children.”

    That’s why the more kids they have the fatter the mothers.

  80. 80
    Yawns and looks out of window says:

    no smear Farage or Farage tag then?

  81. 81
    Mr Iron E says:

    Quite right! Piss off, you Thatcher loving gayboy!

  82. 82
    Bert says:

    Pecking order, in Britain:

    Dogs
    Other pets (even reptiles)
    Muzzees
    Gays
    Other effnix
    Women
    Disabled
    Anyone else not born here
    Native males with IQ less than 80
    Native males with other IQ
    Bert

  83. 83
    gordon Brown says:

    yummy

  84. 84
    Pookie snackumberger says:

    I think there’s a certain death linked to a newly made baroness of M&S that might be in the running too.

  85. 85
    Anon. says:

  86. 86
    Anon. says:

    Wow. BBC never seem to learn.

  87. 87
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    Going back to the Mirror picture , just a quick comparison with the original shows evidence of manipulation ,giving a gaunt, appearance,making the child seem a year or two older ,also making the picture more androgynous, this is deliberate misrepresentation the Mirror is a disgrace !

  88. 88
    C O (Ξ7q1) says:

    You can chillax.

    That is another photo from the US:

    http://thumbpress.com/super-awesome-pic-dump-of-the-day-21-funny-pics-4/wtf-haircut-of-the-year/

    Also, they are buying Pizza, nothing to do with a food bank.

  89. 89
    Mr Natural says:

    It’s Owen Jones, isn’t it?

  90. 90
    Bert says:

    This is the movie:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064622/?ref_=nv_sr_1

    Terry Southern the guiding genius, just as the Boultings were behind I”m All Right, Jack.

  91. 91
    Trussell Trust says:

    All good advertising for us, yummy!

  92. 92
    Anon. says:

    BBC: It’s fake but accurate or something like that.

  93. 93
    B3 says:

    It started in America

  94. 94
    The Critic says:

    Firstly it is important to understand what this figure of 350,000 represents. It is not 350,000 different people relying on food on a regular basis. The Trussell Trust does not record ‘unique users’ but rather ‘total visits’.

    This means that in theory the 350,000 figure could be one person getting 350,000 meals.

    Obviously the Trussell Trust limits the number of visits to its foodbanks, but still users can go up to 9 times a year. According to their statistics however, that would count as 9 people: hugely inflating the apparent level of need.

    The second important fact about the statistics is there is no estimate of foodbank usage before the Trussell Trust network expanded.

    Most local Churches have always offered food aid to poorer local residents. If that Church then joined the expanding Trussell Trust network, each of its existing users would count as a new person: as if they had only just presented themselves. This is part of the reason for the seemingly vast ‘increases’ in foodbank usage.

    As the Trussell Trust becomes a larger organisation it will appear that the number of users is increasing. Imagine Coca-Cola bought Pepsi and then said “the total number of Cola drinkers has increased by 100,000”.

    Just because Coca-Cola now has 100,000 extra customers, it does not follow that the market has expanded, they just control a bigger share of it. When an organisation quotes stats like this they only really show how successful they have been at growing their own market share.

    The third important thing to bear in mind is that the most common reason for visiting a foodbank is delays in ‘benefits payments’ (29 percent of visits in 2012). It’s not that benefits are too low, but rather that the Benefits Agency is poor at delivering the service they are tasked with.

    This is important because it flies in the face of the narrative that cuts in benefits are leading to hundreds of thousands of people huddling on the breadline. Of course there is poverty out there, and it must be addressed. But we should be honest about the level of the poverty and its true cause.

  95. 95
    Edmaria Millerband says:

    The whole story never comes out. What are the recipients spending their money on before using food banks, mobile phones, Sky, BBC Tax and other luxuries?

  96. 96
    Baroness Queef says:

    Mutant super rats-do they mean the in bred clique who rule over the Labour party?

  97. 97
    Anonymous says:

    #TooMuchForeignAid

  98. 98
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    Should have smelt a rat, the stacks merchandise are far too neat and well ordered ,but I have witnessed similar haircuts here

  99. 99
    Votes wanted, we promise we will lie our heads off says:

    Sure is a something for nothing day, the mirror is using the shock sales technique, as used and really has run it’s course by the charities who have millions to spend on tv advertising, of the little kid with a dirty face and a snotty nose crying their little eyes out, vote for whoever, we promise this will be the thing of the past, ask all the little ones who Liebour helped when they were in charge, lessons will be learn’t, free school dinners for all kids, what happened to parental responsibility, vote for our tribe they are better than your tribe..

  100. 100
    David Minibanana says:

    No, that’s Miliband super rats.

  101. 101
    The Growler says:

    Of course, as regards the giant rat, London has the biggest rats, take that as you will. Fawkesy you would never resort to photoshopping pictures to prove your point, now would you?

  102. 102
    Cat says:

    Low self esteem is usually well-earned!

  103. 103
    Observant says:

    My dog loves em.

  104. 104
    The Growler says:

    I will tell you a little story, when I had a market stall when the fruit and veggie traders were packing up on Fridays, as soon as they had gone there descended folks rumaging about in the throwaway boxes, and picking stuff out these weren’t just the odd tramp but guys in suits.

  105. 105
    Observant says:

    Wallace in a wig?

  106. 106
    Oh, really? says:

    The mutant rats are still at the Mirror. Well, except for Peearse, obviously.

  107. 107
    Norman Normal says:

    What nationality are those that pick up food parcels? Are any illegal immigrants or those from Europe that are waiting for their benefits to kick in? They keep pushing this nonsense yet no data is published on precisely who they are feeding.

  108. 108
    The Growler says:

    A R wasn’t that the Hilter loving paper and churchill still had Northcliffe in government, mind, that could have been keep an eye on the little tinker, one step out of line and caput

  109. 109
    The Growler says:

    For goodness sake you can’t believe everything you read/see in the Masters various enterprises, if it backfires funnily enough they all develop collective amnesia.

  110. 110
    Anonymous says:

    “a fake front page photo”
    surely ties in neatly with a fraudulent national philosophy promoting fantasy instead of what’s real. Governance is either about caring for the people, or getting what one wants for oneself regardless of the consequences for others. Taking the same data set, then coming up with two or more different interpretations and never realising that can’t be right, is utter insanity.

  111. 111
    The Growler says:

    Because the PM does not want stir up a hornets nest, most of the members of he HoC know each other, many from the same backgrounds and education, and they each know the others peccadilloes and leanings if not personally by reputation.

  112. 112
    Nemesis. says:

    Surely they could have found at least one Labour supporter to cry for a photo. Showing a picture of their leader would bring a flood of tears.

  113. 113
  114. 114
    Nemesis. says:

    I could seriously do Pistorius some harm for his whining, whimpering, cringing voice and his continual use of M’Lady after every bloody remark. Didn’t you check that it was your partner in the toilet Mr Pistorius – no m’lady, I heard a fart and was so frightened. What a fucking obnoxious creature this twat is! Pity they can’t remove his tongue as well as his legs.

  115. 115
    The Growler says:

    H P has it occured to you that Maggie trusted you as you are the way you are and there would be no funny stuff, old ladies can be picky, you don’t think she would have trusted Alan Clark

  116. 116
    The Growler says:

    Went out of contract cut the sub to Sky, cut or stop the fags, stop buying the Sun, and apply for the free food if available near where I live.

  117. 117
    Food banks! feeding a lie says:

    Yes non I can find they just ‘say it so it must be true ‘ mind they do seem to be getting loads of free PR for the left god stalkers cult oh and the Trussel lot are making a real killing on the franchise fee’s !

  118. 118
    Anonymous says:

    If David Cameron couldn’t see this coming he is an idiot. When the Tories got into power Cameron warbled on about “The Big Society’ and we all laughed. One of the aims of “The Big Society” was that local people should get together to help the poor by setting up food banks. Many people did this. This was supposed to be a positive move showing that people cared. Now of course all these caring food banks have returned to haunt the Tories as the left-wing and papers and BBC, instead of congratulating Cameron on the success of his initiative, use the extra food banks as proof that he is uncaring and selfish. It was obvious this is what would happen.

  119. 119
    Cabinet Minister says:

    @It’s cheaper for nothing

    “…in a minute every one of those rolls of paper had gone.”

    Interesting phenomenon. Does anyone know why that happened?
    What caused the sudden surge in demand?
    Was the paper a particularly attractive design?

    This calls for some taxpayer funded research methinks.

  120. 120
    Lord and Lady Establishment-Stooge of Brussels says:

    What’s up with you people. A mum and her two boys are in a pizza takeaway store. Judging by the kid’s haircuts and the drinks labels, I don’t think it’s in the UK.
    You’ve been played by an Establishment divide and rule merchant.
    While you’re sneering today, you’re paying for MPs’ free homes, a Consitutional Monarchy, £55,000,000 a day to the undemocratic EU, £20,000,000+ in foreign aid while the worlds’ poor are turning up to ruin us.
    Pick your real enemies.

  121. 121
    Village Idiot says:

    ……The “man” is an utter disgrace to manhood,ffffffs ,man up!

  122. 122
    Anonymous says:

    You have superbly articulated what I have thought about food banks. The Mirror is spouting Labour propaganda.

  123. 123
    Food banks! feeding a lie says:

    ‘Heavens above ‘ a classic! and reminds me of just how quiet and forgetful and compliant the uber lurvie touchy freely dog collars were between 1997 and 2010 cannot think why they only grew a moral code after the last election ??

  124. 124
    Fatty says:

    …..First one 2006 ,in UK!

  125. 125
    Food banks! feeding a lie says:

    Excellent post !

  126. 126
    SackMariaMillerasanMP says:

    No comments on Channel 4’s lavish news feature on the barmy UN woman claiming Britain has the worst sexist culture in the world, despite her home turf South Africa, having more recorded sexual assaults than anywhere else.

    Secondly who reads the Mirror?

  127. 127
    Funambulist says:

    Surprised Tarnished Mirror doesn’t have a pic of the child forced to eat one of the Giant Rats “found in Liverpool.”

  128. 128
    Norman Normal says:

    I think someone needs to look at who is is standing in the queue – remember this ‘food bank’ business model is not exclusive to the UK. In Canada they keep statistics and found more than half the visitors to food banks were born outside the country:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/food-bank-usage-soars-study-shows/article4552690/

    In the UK we don’t collect the information and basically anyone turning up at either their GP or Job Centre can claim to be hungry and get referred.

    The Trussel Trust is yet another charity with a successful business model, marketing program and even offers internships for people wishing to have ‘careers in the field’. Has chairperson Chris Mould ever been a member of the Labour Party or donated? He certainly has the usual credentials for a Quango Trougher and is yet another graduate of the LSE.

    Interesting article from the mail on the subject:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2579715/Unpalatable-truth-food-banks-Left-finds-hard-swallow-Political-football-undeserving-claimants-shame-genuine-need.html

  129. 129
    Funambulist says:

    The UN busybody is also obviously of Indian origin… India being the country where an attractive girl on a bus is lucky not to be raped, or at least groped, by fellow passengers.

  130. 130
    Not in my name says:

    A million food parcels.

    To how many people and over what period of time?

    Were any given in 2009 to small American girls crying over a dead earthworm?

    I think we should be told

  131. 131
    Hugh Kayres says:

    This is not the tory web-site nor is it the -i-give-a-shit-one-way-or-another-about-gays web-site.

  132. 132
    dAVE t says:

    Why are the people you see going to foodbanks so fucking fat?

  133. 133
    Fotografa says:

    Yep – taken just after someone disagree with him on twitta

  134. 134
    Anonymous says:

    Luckily none of the users of food banks has ever smoked a cigarette – so that is all right then

  135. 135
    Tax smokers to death says:

    Do any of those parents smoke ? The stress of not being able to feed you offspring must be terrible.

  136. 136
    The two muppets. says:

    The Mirror Group , lying and cheating is in their DNA. They are really at the bottom
    of the pile when it comes to quality and truth.

  137. 137
    An awkward bastard says:

    If the parents cannot afford basic food housing and clothing for children then those children must be in danger and should be placed in care immediately.

    That is what the Children Act says local authorities should do when children are in danger?

  138. 138
    Anonymous says:

    Wankers like you will only be getting euthanasia for free son – in fact no doubt a family sized offer can b earranged just in case your unfortuante off-spring need done too – after all we cant hav ethem or you contaminating the gene pool

  139. 139
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    You cruel bastard, no living creature should ever have to eat them ,not even a dog!

  140. 140
    tortoise says:

    Perhaps we should have a ” food bank reality show ”

    IDS can live quite comfortably on £50 quid a week so he says so why cant everyone.

  141. 141
    Nemesis. says:

    Perhaps all those scrounging bastards that don’t want to work should fucking starve until they do work instead of receiving handouts. That twat of a woman in the news today who hasn’t worked for 20 years and receives £1,200 per month in benefits. Why the fuck is she allowed to get away with it – I thought IDDS was clamping down on these idle, feckless fuckers?

  142. 142
    Coppers says:

    The Mirror Scum!

  143. 143
    Column No. 5 says:

    I read that as “Shame of condom cuts”, which lead to unwanted pregnancies presumably, hence the little b’stard pictured on the front of The Mirror…

  144. 144
    Cinna says:

    What a larf!

    The BBC have been peddling that picture on their news website all day, in an effort to stir up the lefties.

  145. 145
    Ron says:

    oh dear how to ruin an important story by the mirror
    comicly- the paranoid unionists tried a similair trick on st-paddy’s day
    pointing to a union flag being burnt, they tried to blame nationalists
    only trouble was the photo was from iran 2005 burning an emabassy
    oh dear and red-faces all round .. hahahaha

  146. 146
    Morning Star says:

    Yes well the DM certainly found out who is boss when a certain Mr L.yon
    Told them to not rock the boat and just publish the propaganda….which they do daily with a story of how the t.ribe suffered so much in the w.ar.

  147. 147
    ron Vibbentrop says:

    Just like that fat shit who fell off a boat leaving us with his two squalid brats.

  148. 148

    Did he? (Fall off the boat, that is). Story didn’t hang together when I looked at it in great detail some years ago. I believe the Lady Ghislane was met by a fast RIB and the Fat Slob taken off. Look at the dental comments from the forensic pathologist, psychology (he was a coward), and the grave on the Mount of Olives…

  149. 149
    Jolly nice chap says:

    Because thry are lazy fucking pikeys and chavs, or Eastern Europeans, who don’t fancy paying for anything.

  150. 150
    Anonymous says:

    “More than 900,000 people were given emergency food in the past year, an increase of 163 per cent, according to figures from the Trussell Trust, the biggest food bank charity. The explosion in demand has coincided with an increase in those seeking help following a benefit sanction.” The Independent

  151. 151
    Anonymous says:

    “…In its most hard-hitting report to date, the Trussell Trust said the Government’s use of sanctions was “increasingly harsh” and that half of those referred to food banks in 2013-14 were as a result of benefit delays or changes. Eight out of 10 of their food banks saw more cases relating to benefit sanctions over the past year. Tougher punishments for those on jobseeker’s allowance were introduced by the Coalition last October, raising the minimum sanction from one to four weeks. Benefits can now be stopped for up to three years…”
    The Independent

    You cheer-leaders for Nasty Party can attack this news story as much as you like – how does this change the Facts-of-Life in Britain Today?

  152. 152
    Anonymous says:

    Not just BBC or Mirror – check out ITN, the Independent and others. Uncle Sam and his far-right BS cannot fool all the (British) people all the time – we know dis-information when we see it.

  153. 153
    By the way says:

    What about ITN, The Independent and others – are they ALL telling lies?

  154. 154
    Anonymous says:

    Are you new to this site?

  155. 155
    Anonymous says:

    As if the likes of the the Daily Mail and Sun are only interested in the truth.

  156. 156
    Anonymous says:

    You did not mention the scrounging City Bankers, who to benefited from the post office sell off. Have they not become extra-rich living off the state? Scum!

  157. 157
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    THEN BUY SOME OF THE SHARES YOU IDIOT.

  158. 158
    Malthus says:

    So why are these people subject to Benefits Sanctions then?

    Unable to get out of bed for interviews, taking the piss from the system or just wasters?

    Let them starve

  159. 159
    Chris Waddle says:

    Oi! I’ve been looking for that everywhere!

  160. 160
    Tel E. Caster says:

    Or the Guardian; or the Independent; or the BBC…

  161. 161
    Ohthisbloodypc says:

    Piers Morgan was a mockney too!

    He was from Guildford. Only ever saw Highbury on a glowing rectangular screen.

    His real name was Pughe-Morgan

    A typical double barrelled Gooner.

  162. 162
    stushie says:

    I had a neighbour do this & their income (1975) was £30k /ann.

  163. 163
    Dave the pleb says:

    This story was reported in deeply reverential tones on the Today programme by John Humphrys. Yet another example of the wretched BBC broadcasting Labour propaganda, without even bothering to check a silly little thing like whether or not it was true.


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