Oxfam has just said that during the past year it has distributed either 20,000,000 or 2,000,000 (I can't remember, but anyway an awful lot of) free meals to people in need (i.e. danger of starvation) in the United Kingdom. That, they said, is 54% up on the previous year.
They attributed the huge increase to '"Changes" in the Social Security Benefit System.'
BBC World Service reported all this on their news broadcasts at 3 and 4 am BST, but in later bulletins, otherwise identical, that last phrase had mysteriously disappeared.
Oh, by the way: I now notice that I forgot to say in yesterday's post that Kyriaki's superb little bookshop / cafe is in the Old Village, at the top of the hill, in Alonnisos, Northern Sporades, Greece.