Tory toff Jacob Rees-Mogg sparked fury today by claiming the huge rise of food banks is "uplifting". The millionaire investor - touted as a future Conservative leader - claimed charity handouts to desperate families "show what a good compassionate country we are." Old Etonian Mr Rees-Mogg said the state can't "do everything" adding: "I think there is a need for some private charity on top of what the state provides." But Britain's biggest foodbank charity distanced itself from his claims while Labour blasted him as "the dictionary definition of an out-of-touch Tory". The MP told LBC radio: "I don't think the state can do everything that it tries. "It provides a base of welfare that should allow people to make ends meet during the course of the week but on some occasions that will not work. "And to have charitable support given by people voluntarily to support their fellow citizens I think is rather uplifting and shows what a good compassionate country we are." The Trussell Trust gave … [Read more...] about Tory toff Jacob Rees-Mogg says the huge rise of food banks is ‘uplifting’
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It is rapidly becoming India’s next public health crisis. It has the potential to wipe out populations in the US, medics claim. And in Britain, this week it brought a bank to its knees. It is not a virus, nor a protest, but a bad dose of fake news. “Guys,” read a message which lit up a number of Britons’ smartphone screens this week. “If anyone has Metro Bank account with money or locker you need to empty as soon as possible.” The text was accompanied by a link that appeared to come from the BBC’s website, warning that the bank was suffering from financial difficulties and that it “may be shut down or going bankrupt.'' In fact, any money stored in a bank is insured up to £85,000 by the Financial... … [Read more...] about Fake news brought a British bank to its knees. How will we curb ‘alternative facts’ in the UK?
GINO'S Win Your Wish List is a reboot of the National Lottery game show - and this year there's a festive edition of the show. Here is all you need to know about the series and the Italian chef who's hosting... When is Gino's Win Your Christmas Wish List on TV You can watch this festive edition of the show TONIGHT (Saturday December 22, 2018). It will be on at 8pm on Channel 5. You will be able to watch it online after it has aired. How does Win Your Christmas Wish List work? On Win Your Christmas Wish List, a family of five compete in six rounds to win prizes from a list of gifts they have chosen on their "wish list."Previously each of the rounds featured either question on a chosen topic or a technical dexterity based challenge. The rebooted series is set to feature more physical challenges than before. A preview of the series shows the contestants' hula hooping and dancing. More on TVFESTIVE FILMS Christmas movies on Netflix - from The Grinch to A Christmas Prince STALKER ALERT … [Read more...] about What time is Gino’s Win Your Christmas Wish List tonight and how does the gameshow work?
Tesco Bank is getting out of the mortgage market - blaming "challenging market conditions".The lender said on Tuesday it had stopped new mortgage lending and was actively pursuing a sale of its existing portfolio, which has total lending balances of £3.7bn.Its announcement came as Nationwide, Britain's biggest building society and a rival in the mortgage market, reported a fall in annual profits partly due to fierce competition for home loans.Tesco Bank currently has more than 23,000 mortgage customers who are currently able to collect Clubcard points when repaying their loans.Chief executive Gerry Mallon said the lender would ensure fair treatment as he sought to justify the shift. Advertisement He wrote: "In recent years, challenging market conditions have limited profitable growth opportunities."Our focus is on how we best serve Tesco customers and align our resources effectively to their needs while ensuring that our offer remains sustainable in the long term. More … [Read more...] about Tesco Bank stops selling mortgages and seeks exit
A British father who flew to Dubai for a job interview claims he has suffered identity theft and is now being detained in Abu Dhabi over loans taken out in his name. Atif Khalique, 36, of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, had travelled to the United Arab Emirates in 2016 for an interview after responding to a job advert he had seen online. Mr Khalique, who was a taxi driver at the time, was thrilled to learn he had got the job and provided extensive personal details to the company for a background check. Atif Khalique, 36, with his wife Claire Khalique, 32, and their two-year-old daughter Arianna He returned to the UK to tell his fiancée Claire Khalique, 32, the good news - but when he didn't hear back from his new employers over the next few months, he assumed he had failed the background check. To his surprise, the company got back in touch in March 2016 to say he needed to provide details again as they had 'misplaced' the original documents. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 … [Read more...] about British father, 36, who flew to UAE for a holiday is now being held there over unpaid bank loans and credit cards – three years after ‘scammers stole his identity in Dubai with fake job offer’