Oh, Edwina Currie. What A Twat You Are

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Fucks sake Edwina, have a word with yourself love. That is one of the most deluded tweets I have ever read.

I am sick of the argument that if you are poor, how on earth can you be fat. Well, you Ocado loving left wing idiots, let me tell you something: CRAP FOOD IS DIRT CHEAP.

Fresh fruit and vegetables are expensive. Frozen chips aren’t. It’s not rocket science that parents on a limited budget want to get the most food they can for the lowest price.

I am sure that families living below the poverty line would love their children to snack on fresh strawberries everyday, but for the price of £3 a punnet in most supermarkets, that is out of reach for many families.

Give me £20 for fresh fruit, vegetables, milk and meat to make meals from scratch and I can feed myself and my two children for four days (three if my teenage son has been very active and wants bear sized portions).

Give me £20 and send me to shop in Iceland for frozen chips, pizza, frozen sausages and burgers and a huge sack of cheap pasta and I guarantee I could stretch that to to ten days or more.

Families don’t have time to shop around, compare prices, visit two markets and three supermarkets to do their weekly shop for cheaper. Most people work (yes, even the poor! Imagine that!) and have other responsibilities meaning that they don’t have the time, energy or inclination to spend hours on end thinking about food and where to shop for the best price on a piece of cod.

Oh, what’s that? They should grow their own fruit and veg? No garden? Get an allotment and cycle there! Yes, because life really is that easy, isn’t it?

Never mind actually putting yourself in their place and thinking how you would get on feeding a family on a minuscule budget, or cooking from scratch when you have a pre payment electric meter and have to decide between cooking or heating your home. Just tar all poor people with the same brush and believe what channel 5 tell you; that they are all feckless, unemployed scroungers, pissing their benefits away on booze and fags while feeding their children McDonald’s three times a day because they want them to die.

Edwina – you are a prick.

2 Comments »

  1. SPOT ON!!! Brilliant!! I’m always being told” learn to cook!” Then realise “first spend £50 on ingredients…”what? Wait..”

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