Steph McGovern on Channel 4’s Steph’s Packed Lunch made a comment about the royal family and their wealth as Gordon Brown has pointed out that food bank use is replacing the state.
Food banks are increasingly “taking over from the welfare state”, former Labour PM Gordon Brown has warned, amid growing concerns that lack of state support is forcing them into a permanent role in fighting poverty.
“As charities take over from the welfare state as our national safety net and the food bank, not the social security system, becomes the last line of defence against destitution, it is difficult not to fear for the future,” Gordon Brown wrote in the Observer.
Steph McGovern’s comment
Some predictions suggest Operation Golden Orb – the crowning of Charles III and the Queen Consort – could cost the nation between £50-100m, reports The Independent.
The late Elizabeth II’s coronation cost £912,000 in 1953 – £20.5m in today’s money – while Charles’s grandfather George VI was crowned at a cost of £454,000 in 1937 – worth £24.8m in 2023 and the most expensive coronation of the last 300 years.
With this in mind Step McGovern’s comments about the coronation and the vast wealth of the royals has chimed with many, as the cost of living crisis shows no sign of going away.
Steph McGovern’s comments have gone down well with many as this clip went viral.