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Thread: A fiver's worth of food for £30.

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    Re: A fiver's worth of food for £30.

    I really dont like using the word, but I absolutely 'hate' what the Tories are doing to our people.

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    The company responsible for providing the catering in Concept House (BSO in Newport) when I worked there was called Compass who are part of the group of companies owned by the rip off merchants supplying those food parcels. Compass took over the contract at BSO after I’d been there a couple of years and used a lot of the staff who were there with the previous contractors- they all used to say that Compass was a much worse company to work for and no one I knew out of the office workers had a good word to say about them - prices went up within a month or so of them taking over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    The company responsible for providing the catering in Concept House (BSO in Newport) when I worked there was called Compass who are part of the group of companies owned by the rip off merchants supplying those food parcels. Compass took over the contract at BSO after Iíd been there a couple of years and used a lot of the staff who were there with the previous contractors- they all used to say that Compass was a much worse company to work for and no one I knew out of the office workers had a good word to say about them - prices went up within a month or so of them taking over.
    Don't they also run the food stands at our stadium?

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    Nice work if you can get it. No doubt Feedback will be on here to show how well the private sector is doing so well to provide that amount for the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surge View Post
    Don't they also run the food stands at our stadium?
    Yes, although I think their ten year contract has probably run out now - my previous experience of them was one of a few reasons why I decided I wouldn’t be using the bars or food stalls in the new ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surge View Post
    Don't they also run the food stands at our stadium?
    Certainly used to. I seem to recall Ridsdale arranged a contract with them. 🙄

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    The company responsible for providing the catering in Concept House (BSO in Newport) when I worked there was called Compass who are part of the group of companies owned by the rip off merchants supplying those food parcels. Compass took over the contract at BSO after I’d been there a couple of years and used a lot of the staff who were there with the previous contractors- they all used to say that Compass was a much worse company to work for and no one I knew out of the office workers had a good word to say about them - prices went up within a month or so of them taking over.
    My daughter worked for them for a while years ago. Wages were minimum, food portion control fierce!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    Not defending the company in the slightest, but one photograph of 1 in possibly 100,000's of deliveries. Would suggest some less over-reaction and perspective before the rants go over the Richter scale, but then again this is CCMB..

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    Politicians, and Marcus Rashford, getting involved now;-

    https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...-meal-packages

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    I think she wanted the £30 in vouchers so she could get some beer & fags!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Quiet Monkfish View Post
    Not defending the company in the slightest, but one photograph of 1 in possibly 100,000's of deliveries. Would suggest some less over-reaction and perspective before the rants go over the Richter scale, but then again this is CCMB..
    Mods please delete what I'm about to post.


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    Quote Originally Posted by blueblade View Post
    I think she wanted the £30 in vouchers so she could get some beer & fags!
    The twitter page Lardy has posted above includes this snippet:

    "The vouchers were a good idea. They were BLOCKED from being spent on age restricted products, like alcohol, lottery tickets, cigarettes."

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    Re: A fiver's worth of food for £30.

    Quote Originally Posted by A Quiet Monkfish View Post
    Not defending the company in the slightest, but one photograph of 1 in possibly 100,000's of deliveries. Would suggest some less over-reaction and perspective before the rants go over the Richter scale, but then again this is CCMB..
    Of course, this isn't happening. Neither is the pandemic. Is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by surge View Post
    The twitter page Lardy has posted above includes this snippet:

    "The vouchers were a good idea. They were BLOCKED from being spent on age restricted products, like alcohol, lottery tickets, cigarettes."
    The Salvation Army did great work at Christmas giving out vouchers to needy families but they were restricted to certain shops and couldn't be used to buy tobacco or alcohol. Don't see anything wrong with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Quiet Monkfish View Post
    Not defending the company in the slightest, but one photograph of 1 in possibly 100,000's of deliveries. Would suggest some less over-reaction and perspective before the rants go over the Richter scale, but then again this is CCMB..
    looks like it is pretty widespread

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    https://twitter.com/YesCymru/status/...192597504?s=19

    doesn't look as bad in Caerphilly though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rjk View Post
    https://twitter.com/YesCymru/status/...192597504?s=19

    doesn't look as bad in Caerphilly though
    Yes, well done to Wales Government for funding kids meals properly, and not waiting for Marcus Rashford to tell them to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rjk View Post
    https://twitter.com/YesCymru/status/...192597504?s=19

    doesn't look as bad in Caerphilly though
    As FLL says, the Welsh gov are doing it through the public sector, England is it privatised, and surprise surprise, it has gone to a Tory donor who is trying to make a quick buck. They are absolute scum.

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    Re: A fiver's worth of food for £30.

    Quote Originally Posted by A Quiet Monkfish View Post
    Not defending the company in the slightest, but one photograph of 1 in possibly 100,000's of deliveries. Would suggest some less over-reaction and perspective before the rants go over the Richter scale, but then again this is CCMB..

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    Re: A fiver's worth of food for £30.

    Om PM on BBC they have clarified this, saying the box was not supposed to constitute 2 weeks food or £30. The company providing have isssued a staement that the value of the "Hamper" was £10 and have accepted that "in this instance" the quality and quantity were not up to standard and this will not be repeated So let's see if it is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsnaggle View Post
    Om PM on BBC they have clarified this, saying the box was not supposed to constitute 2 weeks food or £30. The company providing have isssued a staement that the value of the "Hamper" was £10 and have accepted that "in this instance" the quality and quantity were not up to standard and this will not be repeated So let's see if it is?
    Jack Monroe has 600 examples from all over England. It is not an isolated instance, it is widespread. They are scum.

    https://twitter.com/BootstrapCook/st...56034506158080

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    Some shocking pics flying about but unless Iíve misunderstood there isnít a national ďFSM contractĒ for England that has been won through tender?

    I was under the impression that individual schools administered FSM and ultimately have discretion around how itís administered, either through a local voucher system or whatever they have in place through their canteen contract arrangements.

    Doesnít detract from how disdainful some of these parcels are but unless Iím mistaken they reflect individual school arrangements, which doesnít reflect well on the companies that have been feeding our children in the school canteen before the pandemic...

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    Re: A fiver's worth of food for £30.

    I think it is sourced and arranged by local councils, who are responisble for the schools in their area. But the funding, or part of it, comes from central government

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    Yet another scandal against the British people by the Tories.

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    Re: A fiver's worth of food for £30.

    Quote Originally Posted by xsnaggle View Post
    Om PM on BBC they have clarified this, saying the box was not supposed to constitute 2 weeks food or £30. The company providing have isssued a staement that the value of the "Hamper" was £10 and have accepted that "in this instance" the quality and quantity were not up to standard and this will not be repeated So let's see if it is?
    Their statement was more interesting actually. They said the total cost was £10.50 including 'distribution and packaging'. Since we know they likely bough the food for less than £5, that means they are attributing more than the cost of the food itself for distribution and packaging, which is clearly daylight robbery.

    The point to take from this is that it is privatisation working as intended. The company gets their obscene profit margin and the government gets to act appalled and shocked when your taxes are spent badly, despite being the ones taking them out of your pockets.

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    But but Jeremy Corbyn would have been worse.

    Hope those all in the 'red wall' are happy with what they have voted for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilts View Post
    But but Jeremy Corbyn would have been worse.

    Hope those all in the 'red wall' are happy with what they have voted for.
    They are receiving their jabs first. North East and Yorkshire have raced ahead of other parts of England in distributing/administering the vaccine. From personal experience, the Midlands hasn't done too badly, either. Meanwhile, Wales is to England as Palestine is to Israel (almost) when it comes to receiving vaccines. The superhubs in England are to be prioritised for receiving vaccines. Easier to distribute to, politically it looks good, hides the shambles that were the Covid wards at Nightingale hospitals and takes pressure off GP surgeries to administer vaccines. Meanwhile, companies benefit from providing paltry food parcels. What happened to Healthy Eating initiatives?

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    Re: A fiver's worth of food for £30.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hilts View Post
    But but Jeremy Corbyn would have been worse.

    Hope those all in the 'red wall' are happy with what they have voted for.
    If they'd only listened to me.......

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