A heartbroken doctor has told James O’Brien that some of his patients are so poor, they can’t even afford the bus fare to get to the food bank.Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd said yesterday that the increased use of food banks is partly down to problems in rolling out universal credit.James O’Brien was discussing how universal credit has affected poor people in the UK and that’s when he got a call from James in Manchester.
He told LBC: “I’m a hospital doctor and I get patients coming in all the time who are asking me for help. They can’t work because of their medical condition – they have come to me for that.
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“They can’t afford they money to get themselves to a food bank. They can’t afford the transport fare, be…