On Sunday 6 December, Rushanara Ali MP was interviewed on BBC London Politics.
On the programme she spoke about a range of issues, which you can view below.
The programme featured a short clip from Bow Foodbank in Rushanara's constituency, which has recently seen its demand soar. Rushanara said: "It is completely unacceptable that so many are forced to rely on foodbanks. In Tower Hamlets, 32 foodbanks are valiantly providing vital support to people who desperately need it." During her interview, she called on the Government to tackle poverty, hunger and destitution that is of its own making.
When speaking about Brexit, Rushanara made it clear that the UK has already suffered so much with the Covid-19 pandemic, and the threat of a No-Deal Brexit would be disastrous.
The programme also featured a short clip from Switchback, a charitable organisation in Bethnal Green and Bow which provides prison leavers with employment opportunities. During the show she said that vital services to prevent re-offending, such as mental health and drugs treatment, employment and training services have suffered huge cuts over the last 10 years. This is where investment is needed to reduce reoffending.
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