‘Total disbelief the Tories are completely out of touch with reality’-Dagenham and Rainham MP slams Tory Minister who says it’s the people’s fault for not knowing how to cook.

  • thehaveringdaily.co.uk

Jon Cruddas tells the Havering Daily about his utter disbelief at recent comments from Tory MP Lee Anderson stating that there isn’t a massive need for food banks.

Mr Cruddas said:

“I heard with disbelief the comments from the Tory MP, Lee Anderson, in the House of Commons about people forced to use food banks to survive. He believes the problem isn’t that families are being crushed by the cost-of-living crisis caused by his government, it’s the fault of people not being able to cook. Perhaps he should visit the Rainham Food bank and see just how families are struggling to pay their energy bills and make ends meet.

“It’s also worth remembering that many of the local people who now rely on food banks are in work, but whose pay can’t keep pace with inflation which is spiralling out of control as a result of Tory economic failures. The Tories are completely out of touch with the realities of every day life for families in areas like Dagenham and Rainham – they are the cost-of-living crisis.”

One thought on “‘Total disbelief the Tories are completely out of touch with reality’-Dagenham and Rainham MP slams Tory Minister who says it’s the people’s fault for not knowing how to cook.

  • 13th May 2022 at 6:22 pm
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    The figure of 30 pence a meal quoted by Anderson is based on “batch cooking” which presupposes a freezer and would require daily trips to the foodbank.
    The poor may live in rooms,HMO’s and flats and may well not have a freezer so “batch cooking ” would be impossible along with his 30 pence meal price.
    To have full employment you need 3% economic growth not negative growth.
    People unable to eat or heat will develop mental problems and health problems which will cost the country dear.
    Anderson is talking nonsense .
    Knowing how to cook and budget is important but doesn’t help you if you have too little money.

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