This is typical of the Tory attitude
In another episode of dubious and manipulative tactics, one of Iain Duncan Smith’s aides is alleged to have threatened to ‘shut-down’ the Trussell Trust – one of the UK’s largest food bank operators.
Chris Mould, chair of the Trussell Trust, told The Independent that he had been warned during a private conversation that the “Government might try to shut you down” over its public campaigning on the plight of people unable to feed themselves or their families.
The revelation was given in evidence presented by the trust to the Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector earlier this week. According to the trust, the encounter/threat took place in March of last year.
Mr Mould said: “This was somebody telling me something which was probably being conveyed to me as a message from ministerial level.” He added, “It was said in anger”, and that the conversation got back to “a…
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