With so many people concerned about how struggling families will feed their children during this half term – and over Christmas – one MP stepped up to help out – with this:
There was more.
He wasn’t the only one with a microwave-hot take.
Perhaps those that want free school meals should have to attend a compulsory home finance course together with home economics. Perhaps add to that a basic cooking course. Tip, a baked spud is cheap, nutritious and can be cooked in a microwave in 8 mins
— Nick Clarke (@nickclarkeleave) October 22, 2020
We doubt Delia Smith needs to lose any sleep, but actual expert on living on subsistence rations – Jack Monroe – may well lie awake feeling angry at the lack of understanding of the situation from those in power.
I see a load of sentient hams on here think they can do my job today, cobbling together and costing an omelette. Pity they left out the price of rent, gas, a cooker, a pan, oil, salt, pepper, plates, lighting, the mental health cost of self care, and a fucking knife and fork.
— Jack Monroe (@BootstrapCook) October 24, 2020
Here’s what Twitter had to say about it.
Don’t buy your kids a breakfast pint, 2 litres of White Ace costs £3.99 for 24 units and will keep them pissed for days. pic.twitter.com/2LhfhWvomn
— Sam Whyte (@SamWhyte) October 24, 2020
When Tier 3 hits I’m gonna go me local for 8 pints and a single, dry Weetabix, on the basis that the Tories consider that to be a substantial meal.
— Ed Woodward for Manager (@NyeBeverage) October 24, 2020
The problem is a lot of parents can’t budget properly to feed their kids.
You can feed a kid for less than £1 a week.
1 (dented) can of soup: 57p – split into 7 portions
Parsley (garnish): 30p
Half a Freddo: 12.5p (save the other half for birthday)
— The Jamacook (like The Babadook) (for Hallowe’en) (@jamesecook) October 23, 2020
Among some stiff competition, these inventories for a life reduced to basic sustenance and zero pleasure – where I, a god, get to dictate your consumption habits – are my least favourite feature of the starvation economy https://t.co/Xf78G2K6FT
— Nathalie Olah (@nrolah) October 26, 2020
I love being able to buy a penny of butter at a time. Sometimes I wander into Sainsburys and shout ‘Just one egg and a slice of bread please kind sir! No, no need for butter, I still have a 5p of it that I bought last week & can dip some bread in a cup of rain I collected.’ https://t.co/rGEIjnqxgX
— Tiernan ‘Monsters Would Be Relief tbh’ Douieb (@TiernanDouieb) October 26, 2020