Anti-poverty campaigner Jack Monroe has perfectly summed up what the cost of living crisis means for UK families.
Monroe made the comments on BBC Question Time and the audience gave her a huge round of applause.
“It’s not a cost of living crisis – let’s be absolutely clear – although it is for everybody at the sharp end of it and that’s millions and millions of people … it’s a cost of Conservatives crisis”, she says.
“It’s a cost of austerity crisis. It’s a cost of 13 years of pulverising all social support and all of those safety nets we used to have.”
Cost of living crisis
One example, of many, is that of a church that provides 300 meals a week for those in need is trying to raise £15,000 to continue the work, reports The BBC
Bishopston and St Andrews (B&A) Church started helping Bristol’s homeless, but now works with the Ukrainian community, ex-offenders and older people at risk of isolation.
The church describes it as a social action campaign to support people through the cost of living crisis.
Or how about this story on Sky News website yesterday? Cost of living crisis raises fears of surge in online child exploitation this summer.
Charities say offenders used the conditions created by the COVID pandemic to target young people, who were spending more time online. Now they warn the cost of living crisis must not be allowed to “fuel another surge in abuse”.