I have them. I live in one of the countries in this world that never seems to have trouble with food security, at least for those who exist above the poverly line. If I were to talk about the people who suffer from lack of food security in the United Kingdom I would quickly progress to a discussion about the poverty line in the country, and the problems from there only branch out and get off the subject.
No, here in England, we are blessed with options. The most important thing that a country like England can do is give charity to others. Certainly, we have our homeless who must beg to be fed, but they are few, and with the country well off enough for food as it is, there are many people and non-profits who are working to solve that here. What we need to do now is extend the breadth of our blessing to the not-so-distant neighbours of Africa and the Middle and Far East. We are doing it, but not enough. There are any number of charities in the U.K. that deal with home-ground issues, but I think that this is just a way to ignore the more serious issues.
You could donate towards a cure for cancer, but the government already subsidises hundreds of medical scientists looking into that.
The government doesn't subsidise Africa. I doubt any of my tax money reaches Madagascar.
Maybe we should stop worrying about saving well-lived lives at home, and look to start giving the needy a life to live abroad.
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