Hunger and poverty amid economic boom – The VOLE roars!

The Volbreaking newse is too angry to try and be witty:

Carmichael‘s fantastic benefits system means children going hungry. This is what having the LibDems as our MPs for over 50 years mean  when they get into government- poverty amongst rich fields and oil wealthy. Here!  Is this good enough? Of course not. When you go to Tescos make sure you put pasta and tins aside for the Food Bank – its a disgrace but until we get our own country we are going to have to do because the State is morally bankrupt and those who serve in the Cabinet are culpable. This is the situation in Kirkwall – what they said on their website

“October has been a particulary busy month with 688kg of food being distributed – 27 adults and 23 children were supported.  We received 805kg in donations with almost half of this coming from harvest donations and 320kg from the Tesco permanent collection point – thank you very much for your continued generosity.”

This is what Neil Riddell of the Shetland  News said was happening today in Shetland

WHENEVER Angela Nunn of the Salvation Army hands out hot water bottles, blankets and duvets to some of Shetland’s most needy residents, she has mixed feelings: “They need to be able to afford to heat their home properly.”

It is a deeply uncomfortable truth that, in a wealthy community with exceptionally low unemployment, demand for food parcels and other assistance exists at all.

Retired Anderson High School geography teacher David Grieve recently joined the Salvation Army as a community assistant. It has been an eye-opener for him: “I wasn’t aware of the poverty situatSantaion we have in Shetland. People just assume poverty isn’t there – it’s hidden.”

People still ask Nunn from time to time: “Do you send the food parcels to Aberdeen?”

While the proportion of folk affected is relatively small compared to many parts of the country, demand is not letting up.

Read the rest here –

via Hunger and poverty amid economic boom | Shetland News.

So get angry, give what you can and don’t let those whose fault it is relax.

The Thirled Way

Jim_MurphyThe Trow ran came down to the burrow this morning and screamed in my window. I was not bright eyed and bushy tailed – Look, he said, ‘look now we have you nationalist scum on the run’ – I looked up blearily from my freshly pressed carrot juice. ‘What did you say?’ ‘Jim Murphy has now committed to us a fairer society’, he said, ‘give up now, you have lost.’ ‘Oh Chings,’ I replied, ‘ Have you taken your medication? Vote Labour in Orkney and you will get the coalition back – maybe with UKIP. That will help your Socialist ideals’ I snorted, closed the window and snuggled down on my nice bed of grass.