In just 2 days, more than 100,000 people signed a UK petition for parliament to debate food banks.
It is safe to say that the British are more interested in free food than in free money. A future campaign for unconditional basic income should couple it with free food.
"Two weeks ago, along with the Trussell Trust and the Unite union, I launched a petition in the Daily Mirror calling for parliament to debate hunger and food bank use in the UK.
By the end of the first day, 63,000 people had signed it. By the end of the second day, that number topped 100,000, the usual tipping point for a petition to be discussed in parliament."
From: Let's debate our need for food banks – a national disgrace, Jack Monroe, The Guardian, Wednesday 18 December 2013.In total contrast, after months of campaigning, only 5,000 from the UK signed the petition for a EU debate on unconditional basic income.
|UK: 5,000 signed for UBI (28 Dec 2013)|