Food banks: cowardly coalition can’t face the truth about them

I went to the Trussell Trust food bank round the corner from the Observer’s offices just before Christmas. If I hadn’t been reading the papers, I would have assumed it represented everything Conservatives admire. As at every other food bank, volunteers who are overwhelmingly churchgoers ran it and organised charitable donations from the public.

What could be closer to Edmund Burke’s vision of the best of England that David Cameron says inspired his “big society”?

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