Why I’m backing #right2food campaign | News – The Times

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EMMA THOMPSON

 The Sunday Times

Emma Thompson

Hungry children in the UK are calling for their right to food. It’s time we listened. We pride ourselves on being a compassionate society, but that has become an glaring misnomer. If it’s justice, humanity and moral duty that we care about in Britain, then why are so many children going hungry every day? It’s a scar on our nation’s conscience, in desperate need of government action.

When a UN special rapporteur visited the UK in November, he was told that 4.1m children are living in poverty. That’s one in three. He called it “a social calamity and an economic disaster”. We’re witnessing an ever-widening gap between those who have and those who have not, and those who have not are often without enough food.…

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