Crawley news doesn’t usually travel much further than the Crawley News. Or Crawley Observer. So it is good that the opinions of one of our local councillors is getting into national/international news channels right? Well maybe not if it is Southgate councillor Liam Marshall-Ascough who has made it into the Huffington Post with his twisted logic comments about food banks.
What he says about food banks is:
People aren’t in poverty in terms of going without food. You try booking a restaurant in Crawley on a Friday or Saturday night. You can’t do it
I think we should be thankful that Have I Got News For You and Mock The Week are currently off air. They would be all over this. The scary thing is that, as far as I know, this councillor isn’t even one of the posh Tories. (Don’t be fooled by the double-barrelled name. They are not the sole preserve of the posh any more) Maybe he just wants to sound like an old Etonian for the purposes of advancement.
Following his logic there is no homelessness because whenever a new development of 3-bed detached houses is built they all get snapped up straight away and there is no unemployment because job vacancies get filled while you are still licking the envelope to post off your CV. And poverty? How can poverty exist when Barclays are paying out £2.4bn in bonuses?