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UPLIFTING? MORE LIKE INHUMAN.

Byline: MARK MCGIVERN

VETERAN food bank organiser Denis Curran was furious to hear of Jacob Rees-Mogg's "uplifting" slur.

The 74-year-old runs the Loaves and Fishes charity in an East Kilbride industrial estate. He said: "So this Tory thinks food banks are uplifting? Well, I would ask if he thinks it's uplifting to walk three or four miles in the rain with your children so that you can get a bag of tins to carry back to your home.

"Is it uplifting to wake up in the morning and ask yourself how you are going to put food in your children's mouths? "Is it uplifting to have to ask for the charity of others so that you can get through the day? "I'd say that it's far from uplifting.

"Every single person who comes to our door is desperate.

"Despair is what they are experiencing and turning up at a food bank is something that strips people of their dignity.

"It is inhuman and it shouldn't happen in any modern society."

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FUMING Denis is on the frontline

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Date:Sep 15, 2017
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