Annunziata Rees-Mogg tried to explain food poverty and people have a lot of thoughts

Greg Evans
Wednesday 29 July 2020 13:15
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Annunziata Rees-Mogg, the sister of Jacob Rees-Mogg and a former Brexit Party and Tory MEP, has come under fire after she gave her thoughts on food poverty.

The UK government has unveiled plans to tackle obesity in the UK, which is said to include prescribing exercise to the public, putting an end to deals on junk food and labelling calories more obviously.

However, the campaign has already come under scrutiny as healthier food is often more expensive in high street supermarkets than "junk food", which often easily and more financially viable for a family to live on.

This exact point was highlighted by reported Hollie Borland but it prompted a response from Rees-Mogg who attempted to explain why a bag of potatoes is cheaper to buy that a bag of oven chips.

Although Rees-Mogg might have thought that she was making a reasonable point (despite the fact that potatoes you buy in a supermarket aren't necessarily healthier) she soon found her notifications flooded with critical comments accusing her of completely missing the point.

And yes, there are jokes.

Even celebrity cook Jack Monroe weighed into the debate.

Rees-Mogg, who originally posted her tweet on 27 July, did add to her tweet by saying that learning to 'budget for food is important alongside learning to cook.'

The Brexiteer has sparked similar fury in the past on Twitter when she complained about MEPs in the European Council being given iPads to work on as well as questioning other's parenting skills.

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