“When you top up all the measures that the government has put in place, families on average are still £1,000 worse off. So your numbers are literally made up,” Fahnbulleh said, attacking Braverman’s figures.
\u201cWhen two million people in the richest country are skipping meals because they can\u2019t afford it, the fact you\u2019re not acting, I think, is unforgivable\u201d \n\nEconomist @Miatsf accuses the government of not \u201cgrasping the scale\u201d of the cost of living crisis. #bbcqtpic.twitter.com/4Tt7TUkZdx
— BBC Question Time (@BBC Question Time)
“…This year one in three households and half of all our children will struggle to afford bread and butter things and are going to have to make day to day sacrifices just to stay afloat. It doesn’t feel like the govern doesn’t grasp the scale of the challenge. If you had, it would have acted by now,” she said, turning to Braverman again.
Fahnbulleh went on to say that there was “not a single measure” in the spring budget that would support families on the lowest incomes in this country.
Fahnbulleh gave an impressive performance on Question TimeBBC
She then urged the government to introduce a windfall tax and a £15billion boost to benefits to help “the families who are at the sharpest end of this crisis.”
The economist ended by saying: “When two million people in the richest country are skipping meals because they can’t afford it, the fact you’re not acting, I think, is unforgivable.”
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