Poor people ‘can’t cook properly’ and meals only cost 30p, says Tory MP

Tory MP Lee Anderson has come under fire for insensitive comments made in the House of Commons wherein he said that poor people use food banks because they “cannot cook properly” and “cannot budget.”

His comments sparked widespread outrage, with social media users, politicians, unions and charities condemning his remarks and attitude. He has been accused of demeaning people struggling to feed their families. Labour described his comments as “beyond belief,” while Liberal Democrats described them as “disgraceful.”

He had said that there is not “this massive use for food banks,” while urging Labour MPs to visit a charity in his Ashfield constituency where people are taught how to make “cheap and nutritious meals from scratch for 30p a day.”