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Tory MPs posing at food banks reveals the flaws at the heart of right-wing thinking

Are MPs who celebrate the opening of a food bank shameless hypocrites? Maybe—but that's not the full story

By Chaminda Jayanetti  

Right-wing ideology trades in storytelling, not structural analysis. Photo: Prospect composite

Tory MPs posting photos of themselves smiling at food banks provoked well-deserved derision from critics, who pointed out the role of the benefit cuts those same MPs voted for in driving up malnutrition.

After nearly a decade during which government policy has kicked away the chair from beneath millions of families, to see MPs who helped create this situation posing for the camera amid the consequences left many incredulous. How can they be so cynical?

While it would…

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