As the campaigner Jack Monroe has highlighted, and as Newcastle’s West End food bank sees in practice, the cruel truth is that the poorer you are, the higher the rate of inflation you face and the fewer choices you have. But the Government have choices, and my constituents are amazed and disgusted at the choices they make to protect windfall profits rather than working people. Why does the Secretary of State think it should be the poorest who pay the price of inflation?
As @BootstrapCook & @WEFoodbank know, the poorer you are, the higher rate of inflation you pay (currently ~11%), & the fewer choices you have. Govt has choices tho, & they are choosing to protect windfall profits over working people. I asked Minister why the poorest should pay. pic.twitter.com/OvvN8SuggU
— Chi Onwurah ? (@ChiOnwurah) May 19, 2022