Ian Brown snapped with food bank collectors

Ian Brown snapped with food bank collectors

Ian Brown snapped with food bank collectors

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STONE Roses frontman Ian Brown gave Warrington food bank collectors a boost at the weekend.

The I am the Resurrection singer posed for a picture with members of Lymm Labour and parliamentary candidate Nick Bent on Saturday.

Mr Bent added: "Ian Brown kindly gave us a big bag of items from Sainsbury’s and also commented that it’s a ‘disgrace’ that food banks are needed in the 21st century, which I totally agree with."

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10:31am Mon 10 Feb 14

ninearches says...

Absolutely disgusting that food banks should be needed in 21st century Britain !
Absolutely disgusting that food banks should be needed in 21st century Britain ! ninearches
  • Score: 11

12:34pm Mon 10 Feb 14

MrBenggo says...

Your right there ninearches,the governments of this country would sooner give money abroad than helping their own.
Your right there ninearches,the governments of this country would sooner give money abroad than helping their own. MrBenggo
  • Score: 9

1:46pm Mon 10 Feb 14

fedster says...

even a reduction of 50% for x amount of year would be good.

charity starts at home and its going to cost billions to sort out the environment issues of flooding, then toss in the food banks.

plus of that 11 billion sent abroad less than 45% actually does anything the rest is filtered off into bank accounts.
even a reduction of 50% for x amount of year would be good. charity starts at home and its going to cost billions to sort out the environment issues of flooding, then toss in the food banks. plus of that 11 billion sent abroad less than 45% actually does anything the rest is filtered off into bank accounts. fedster
  • Score: 6

4:41pm Mon 10 Feb 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

fedster wrote:
even a reduction of 50% for x amount of year would be good.

charity starts at home and its going to cost billions to sort out the environment issues of flooding, then toss in the food banks.

plus of that 11 billion sent abroad less than 45% actually does anything the rest is filtered off into bank accounts.
Not sure about the bank accounts but I do know that charities do have paid workers. St Rocco's have accountants fully employed and even a finance director, paid, a lot of money is siphoned off before it actually reaches these so called charities! FACT!
Still Grumpy
[quote][p][bold]fedster[/bold] wrote: even a reduction of 50% for x amount of year would be good. charity starts at home and its going to cost billions to sort out the environment issues of flooding, then toss in the food banks. plus of that 11 billion sent abroad less than 45% actually does anything the rest is filtered off into bank accounts.[/p][/quote]Not sure about the bank accounts but I do know that charities do have paid workers. St Rocco's have accountants fully employed and even a finance director, paid, a lot of money is siphoned off before it actually reaches these so called charities! FACT! Still Grumpy GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 7

5:00pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Nick Tessla says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
fedster wrote:
even a reduction of 50% for x amount of year would be good.

charity starts at home and its going to cost billions to sort out the environment issues of flooding, then toss in the food banks.

plus of that 11 billion sent abroad less than 45% actually does anything the rest is filtered off into bank accounts.
Not sure about the bank accounts but I do know that charities do have paid workers. St Rocco's have accountants fully employed and even a finance director, paid, a lot of money is siphoned off before it actually reaches these so called charities! FACT!
Still Grumpy
So what?

I hear that Doctors, Nurses, ambulance drivers, fire-fighters and armed force personnel have been known to receive a salary as well.
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fedster[/bold] wrote: even a reduction of 50% for x amount of year would be good. charity starts at home and its going to cost billions to sort out the environment issues of flooding, then toss in the food banks. plus of that 11 billion sent abroad less than 45% actually does anything the rest is filtered off into bank accounts.[/p][/quote]Not sure about the bank accounts but I do know that charities do have paid workers. St Rocco's have accountants fully employed and even a finance director, paid, a lot of money is siphoned off before it actually reaches these so called charities! FACT! Still Grumpy[/p][/quote]So what? I hear that Doctors, Nurses, ambulance drivers, fire-fighters and armed force personnel have been known to receive a salary as well. Nick Tessla
  • Score: 0

8:53pm Mon 10 Feb 14

muckerman says...

..like how they call him the "I am the Resurrection singer"
..like how they call him the "I am the Resurrection singer" muckerman
  • Score: 0

9:18pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Freeborn John says...

muckerman wrote:
..like how they call him the "I am the Resurrection singer"
With Nick Bent on the scene perhaps it should have been 'I wanna be adored...'
[quote][p][bold]muckerman[/bold] wrote: ..like how they call him the "I am the Resurrection singer"[/p][/quote]With Nick Bent on the scene perhaps it should have been 'I wanna be adored...' Freeborn John
  • Score: 0

10:46pm Mon 10 Feb 14

muckerman says...

Freeborn John wrote:
muckerman wrote:
..like how they call him the "I am the Resurrection singer"
With Nick Bent on the scene perhaps it should have been 'I wanna be adored...'
Now-Now!

...smirk
[quote][p][bold]Freeborn John[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muckerman[/bold] wrote: ..like how they call him the "I am the Resurrection singer"[/p][/quote]With Nick Bent on the scene perhaps it should have been 'I wanna be adored...'[/p][/quote]Now-Now! ...smirk muckerman
  • Score: 0

8:19am Tue 11 Feb 14

PageA says...

MrBenggo wrote:
Your right there ninearches,the governments of this country would sooner give money abroad than helping their own.
You think you can 'buy' that water away?! Why not just pick it up with a big UKIP spoon and slurp it into your belly's
[quote][p][bold]MrBenggo[/bold] wrote: Your right there ninearches,the governments of this country would sooner give money abroad than helping their own.[/p][/quote]You think you can 'buy' that water away?! Why not just pick it up with a big UKIP spoon and slurp it into your belly's PageA
  • Score: 0

8:27am Tue 11 Feb 14

PageA says...

fedster wrote:
even a reduction of 50% for x amount of year would be good.

charity starts at home and its going to cost billions to sort out the environment issues of flooding, then toss in the food banks.

plus of that 11 billion sent abroad less than 45% actually does anything the rest is filtered off into bank accounts.
What's the weather like in la la land Fedster? Ukip are going to sort out the environment?? Is it Farage vs God? That's gonna be a doozy! ..is ukip's environmental policy to ask God nicely to stop punishing us for legalising gay marriage? Personally I'm proud to live in a country that donates so much overseas. The people in Somerset don't need money, they need it to stop raining water from the sky
[quote][p][bold]fedster[/bold] wrote: even a reduction of 50% for x amount of year would be good. charity starts at home and its going to cost billions to sort out the environment issues of flooding, then toss in the food banks. plus of that 11 billion sent abroad less than 45% actually does anything the rest is filtered off into bank accounts.[/p][/quote]What's the weather like in la la land Fedster? Ukip are going to sort out the environment?? Is it Farage vs God? That's gonna be a doozy! ..is ukip's environmental policy to ask God nicely to stop punishing us for legalising gay marriage? Personally I'm proud to live in a country that donates so much overseas. The people in Somerset don't need money, they need it to stop raining water from the sky PageA
  • Score: -2

9:00am Tue 11 Feb 14

PageA says...

38,000 houses built on high risk flood plains and we kick off when the water does it's thing...bit like my kids keeping the sea at bay on the beach. Futile..and shame on you for using this as an excuse to stop buying much needed food and medicines for people living in poverty overseas.
38,000 houses built on high risk flood plains and we kick off when the water does it's thing...bit like my kids keeping the sea at bay on the beach. Futile..and shame on you for using this as an excuse to stop buying much needed food and medicines for people living in poverty overseas. PageA
  • Score: -3

11:44am Tue 11 Feb 14

Nick Tessla says...

PageA wrote:
fedster wrote:
even a reduction of 50% for x amount of year would be good.

charity starts at home and its going to cost billions to sort out the environment issues of flooding, then toss in the food banks.

plus of that 11 billion sent abroad less than 45% actually does anything the rest is filtered off into bank accounts.
What's the weather like in la la land Fedster? Ukip are going to sort out the environment?? Is it Farage vs God? That's gonna be a doozy! ..is ukip's environmental policy to ask God nicely to stop punishing us for legalising gay marriage? Personally I'm proud to live in a country that donates so much overseas. The people in Somerset don't need money, they need it to stop raining water from the sky
If UKIP got real sniff of power their destruction of public services and of the support, including for those in low paid positions, would increase the need for food banks.

I've just seen a video of former Tory minister Edwina (or should that be Eggwina ?) Currie, on the BBC website, slagging off food banks - made me want to punch my laptop (not a euphemism).
[quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fedster[/bold] wrote: even a reduction of 50% for x amount of year would be good. charity starts at home and its going to cost billions to sort out the environment issues of flooding, then toss in the food banks. plus of that 11 billion sent abroad less than 45% actually does anything the rest is filtered off into bank accounts.[/p][/quote]What's the weather like in la la land Fedster? Ukip are going to sort out the environment?? Is it Farage vs God? That's gonna be a doozy! ..is ukip's environmental policy to ask God nicely to stop punishing us for legalising gay marriage? Personally I'm proud to live in a country that donates so much overseas. The people in Somerset don't need money, they need it to stop raining water from the sky[/p][/quote]If UKIP got real sniff of power their destruction of public services and of the support, including for those in low paid positions, would increase the need for food banks. I've just seen a video of former Tory minister Edwina (or should that be Eggwina ?) Currie, on the BBC website, slagging off food banks - made me want to punch my laptop (not a euphemism). Nick Tessla
  • Score: 0

10:05pm Tue 11 Feb 14

local man says...

food banks are much used by people who then spend money on drink, fags, tattoos and drugs, I know, cause i've seen benefit st and read it in the daily mail. :)
food banks are much used by people who then spend money on drink, fags, tattoos and drugs, I know, cause i've seen benefit st and read it in the daily mail. :) local man
  • Score: -1

1:42pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Geordie1970 says...

local man wrote:
food banks are much used by people who then spend money on drink, fags, tattoos and drugs, I know, cause i've seen benefit st and read it in the daily mail. :)
Your probably being sarcastic but it's true. My wife helps out in a food bank and although there are a lot of genuine cases of need, there are people in Warrington who would spend what little money they do have on things other than food.
[quote][p][bold]local man[/bold] wrote: food banks are much used by people who then spend money on drink, fags, tattoos and drugs, I know, cause i've seen benefit st and read it in the daily mail. :)[/p][/quote]Your probably being sarcastic but it's true. My wife helps out in a food bank and although there are a lot of genuine cases of need, there are people in Warrington who would spend what little money they do have on things other than food. Geordie1970
  • Score: -3

1:57pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Nick Tessla says...

Geordie1970 wrote:
local man wrote:
food banks are much used by people who then spend money on drink, fags, tattoos and drugs, I know, cause i've seen benefit st and read it in the daily mail. :)
Your probably being sarcastic but it's true. My wife helps out in a food bank and although there are a lot of genuine cases of need, there are people in Warrington who would spend what little money they do have on things other than food.
Even if we accept that your wife is able to accurately assess the current spending patterns of strangers she briefly encounters, such people are very much the exception.
[quote][p][bold]Geordie1970[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]local man[/bold] wrote: food banks are much used by people who then spend money on drink, fags, tattoos and drugs, I know, cause i've seen benefit st and read it in the daily mail. :)[/p][/quote]Your probably being sarcastic but it's true. My wife helps out in a food bank and although there are a lot of genuine cases of need, there are people in Warrington who would spend what little money they do have on things other than food.[/p][/quote]Even if we accept that your wife is able to accurately assess the current spending patterns of strangers she briefly encounters, such people are very much the exception. Nick Tessla
  • Score: 3

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