Links to other articles


Actor Hugh Grant in a suit and tie with a poppy on
An unexpected delivery? Hugh Grant makes ‘generous’ donation to Airdrie foodbank – Glasgow Live
Esther McVey in the House of Commons
“Shameless” Tory DWP Minister slammed for ‘taunting’ foodbank users with expensive breakfast tweet – Evolve Politics
Coul Links: Ramsar status; the UK government has failed in it’s obligations. – One of my pieces for; The Orkney News
HMRC sign
DWP & HMRC’s own figures show they cause more losses than benefit fraud does. – Orkney News Contribution
man in poverty
More than 1.5 million people in the UK, including more than 350,000 children, experienced destitution last year – Joseph Rowntree Foundation – Orkney News Contribution


Grains of rice in a bowl
My Universal Credit diary: “With six days to go, I have nothing left” – My NewStatesmen Article
The Canary
The DWP has been accused of ‘covering up’ the scale of food bank use