“Surely we can all put our ideological differences to one side and galvanise the campaign, and make a difference to the 1 million families relying on emergency food handouts and the many more working for less than a working wage.”
No, not a front-bench politician, and can’t you tell. This is Jack Monroe recent user of foodbanks and cookery writer who knows what she’s talking about. She’s furious that the press coverage of the Feeding Britain report gets sidetracked onto a petty-minded spat about Anne Jenkin’s dismissive comments on poor people who don’t know how to cook. Jack Monroe does, and she knows what it’s like to get by on very little, and she really does believe that we’re all in this together. Which, in the heated, hostile climate of contemporary political debate, makes her a dose of fresh air.