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Record number can’t buy food

Issue No. 2272

David Cameron claims the Tories are “firing up the engines of the British economy” by encouraging people to buy their own homes.

But record numbers of people can’t even afford their own food.

FareShare, a leading food charity, says it is feeding 20 percent more people than it was a year ago—an increase from 29,500 to 35,000.

Meanwhile, a thinktank has found that more than one in five workers are earning less than a living wage.

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Tue 4 Oct 2011, 18:02 BST
Issue No. 2272
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