Tory MP David Mundell is opening a foodbank in Dumfries, despite formerly denying the link between Tory policies and a dramatic rise in their use
Is it wrong for a Tory MP to open a foodbank?
David Mundell, Scotland’s only Conservative MP, is to formally open a foodbank in his Dumfries constituency.
A collaboration between the Trussell Trust and Apex Scotland, campaigners say there’s a distinct hint of irony surrounding the occasion, considering Mundell’s party is the architect behind welfare cuts which force people to foodbanks in the first place.
Mundell himself has denied the link saying it is down to sanctions (i.e. benefit claimants’ own fault) and the rising cost of living. So is it wrong for a Tory to open a foodbank?