Blagger’s Blog: Homeless baristas, #knifefree chicken
“It’s enough to poop every other day. That will be better for the whole world.”
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s advice on tackling climate change. Under his tenure deforestation in the Amazon has accelerated dramatically, leading Norway and Germany to suspend all donations to the country’s Amazon Fund.
The Big Issue, Old Spike Roastery and FCB Inferno have joined forces with the charity Change Please and set up a new coffee shop at London’s Goodge Street Tube station. Homeless people will work behind the counter and get trained as baristas, receiving the London Living Wage for their efforts and help with housing, mental health issues and more.
We are rolling out our #KnifeFree chicken boxes in over 210 chicken shops in England and Wales, including Morley’s, Dixy Chicken and Chicken Cottage. They use real life stories to show people how they can go #KnifeFree. pic.twitter.com/vrG4WWa56v
— Home Office (@ukhomeoffice) August 14, 2019
And the prize for papering over the cracks this week goes to… The UK Home Office, which seems to think the best way to tackle knife crime is by sending out 210 ‘#knifefree’ boxes to fried chicken shops across the country. That’s 210. For the entire country. And still no word on increasing investment in youth centres, outreach and educational projects.