Monday 3 October 2011 by Spacey

Does Big Society come with fries, UK’s starving ask Cameron


After figures from a charity suggest a sharp rise in demand on charities for food, hungry people throughout the UK have revealed that unless the Big Society is something that can be placed inside a sesame seed bun it’s of no use to them whatsoever.

Fareshare, which redirects food trade surpluses to those in need, said low-income families were struggling to see any evidence of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Big Society based on their average family dinner consisting of the memory of their lunch.

“As far as I can work out, David Cameron’s Big Society involves charities doing more of the work they do anyway, but with less funding,” said Fareshare chief executive Lindsay Boswell.

The government has hit back at suggestions that the Big Society is just a meaningless gimmick.

“The Big Society isn’t just about charities doing the work that it already does, but with less funding,” insisted a government spokesperson.

“It’s also about making public sector workers redundant and getting someone to do their jobs for free.”

“It’s about the Prime Minister taking off his tie, rolling up his sleeves and telling other people to get their hands dirty.”

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The nation’s under-nourished have expressed concerns at the bleak future that lies ahead.

35 year-old Gareth Clemence told us, “When my kids asked me what they were getting for Christmas this year, I told them malnutrition.”

“If they’re lucky.”

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