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It's about time Solihull councillors paid for their own meals

ON Radio 4 on Wednesday morning there was a piece about people going hungry in the UK because they don’t have enough to live on.

ON Radio 4 on Wednesday morning there was a piece about people going hungry in the UK because they don’t have enough to live on.

One man, I think from Balsall Common, was walking miles to work and occasionally went without eating because he couldn’t afford to.

A young mum complained about the rising cost of bread and milk and said she sometimes went hungry so her children could eat.

These two examples may well be ones in a million, but as a snapshot of austerity Britain they tell a story of the cuts beginning to bite.

Solihull councillors meanwhile, continue to tuck in to their free ‘hot snack’ paid for at our expense while on council business.

Do I get free food at work? No. Do you? Probably not. Councillors already - and rightly - receive an allowance for the time they put in running the local authority, but isn’t it about time they shared the pain and paid for their own meals?

Ross Crawford

 

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