Food bank users see little prospect of Johnson’s ‘high wage’ economy

Do Boris Johnson The Tory party in Manchester was streaming Food Bank users 200 miles away with his speech on economic growth and rising wages.

“Things are getting more expensive,” said Joan, who sits in a row of tins, pasta and other produce at the home of Dad, a charity that runs Foodbank in London. “Things are great for people who work and don’t see it because I haven’t seen it.”

After losing her job as a nurse, she started coming to the food bank earlier this year.

“I was giving things to the food bank. I’d never come here,” he said.

In his widely criticized speech on Wednesday, the prime minister referred to the term “growth” six times and twice praised Britain as the fastest growing economy in the G7.

Conservatives have “corrected the economy,” he told party members, moments before promising “we will fix this economy.”

He said the economy’s “current pressures and pressures” – warnings on labor shortages, household energy costs and food supply – were “primarily a function of growth and economic revival.”

But those who visited Dad’s home said Independent The economy is not working properly for them.

“It’s hard to keep your head above water,” said retired John Creel. “We have gas and electric going into the sky.”

The 70-year-old said he had bought a headchair “to dress you in the mine” and would go to bed at 7.30pm to avoid turning on the lights.

“What a life,” he says. “Who would have thought years ago.”

Ajahia Atnane could not find a job. Her husband works as a part-time attendant but wants to be full-time.

“There is no occupation,” he says. Now, she is blaming herself for the impact of the cuts on Universal Credit because its £ 20-per-week extra-pandemic was introduced-canceled.

Food banks Were preparing for a rise in demand Amid warnings that the changes in Universal Credit, which have been implemented since Wednesday, could push vulnerable people into poverty “almost overnight”.

Said Billy McGranaghan, the founder of Dad’s home Independent There has already been an increase in users over the past month – ten to 15 more each week.

He said that among the new users, young people have lost their jobs in hospitality.

In his Tory conference speech, Mr Johnson said the government was dealing with what it described as “long-term structural weaknesses” of the UK economy.

He said the country had a “change of direction” with a “high wage, high skill, high productivity” economy.

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