Holistic Deprivation Solutions
In 1975 Gordon Brown wrote that ‘a socialist society must be created within the womb of existing society and prefigured in the movements for democracy at the grassroots’. In 2024 he is celebrating Amazon donating to a ‘multibank’ that is the response to people’s experience of multiple deprivation in Britain. In 2014 he threatened workers and pensioners with the dire economic consequences of voting for independence, ten years later he’s offering free wet wipes.
The sense of triumph here is astonishing.
“We want to expand it to the whole of the United Kingdom”
‘The multibank is a food bank, furnishings bank, a hygiene bank and baby bank all rolled into one to meet the holistic needs of families’, says Gordon Brown as he explains the scheme looking to help those impacted by the cost of living crisis.https://t.co/PAiZ4D1jU3
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— Sky News (@SkyNews) January 18, 2024
In 1975 Gordon Brown talked about creating a socialist society, in 2024 he talks enthusiastically about taking donations from a business that has paid no corporation tax for two years. In 2009/10 when Gordon Brown was Prime Minister there were 61,468 foodbank parcels handed out. Figures from 2018 show 1,583,668 were handed out. That’s an explosion of poverty under the Union. Imagine his constituents in Fife looking at this after being hounded by Project Fear, how many thought that this is what Better Together would mean ten years on?