But, amid the ongoing cost of living crisis, one has taken things to even greater depths after suggesting people only use food banks because they can’t cook.
Lee Anderson, the MP for Ashfield made the shocking remarks during the second day of debate on the Queen’s Speech in the Commons.
Anderson claimed: “I think you’ll see first hand that there’s not this massive use for food banks in this country.
“We’ve got generation after generation who cannot cook properly, they can’t cook a meal from scratch, they cannot budget.”
His comments sparked fury from opposition MPs in the House who spoke after his remarks were made.
SNP MP Joanna Cherry said: “All of us have food banks in our constituencies, we don’t really need to visit his because we’re perfectly well aware of the requirement for them.
“The requirement for them is not because they don’t know how to cook, it’s because we have poverty in this country at a scale that should shame his government.”
His shocking remarks were posted on Twitter by Adam Bienkov, the political editor and correspondent for Byline Times.
Conservative MP Lee Anderson says there isn't a massive need for food banks in the UK, it\u2019s just that people \u201ccannot cook properly, they can't cook a meal from scratch, they cannot budget.\u201dpic.twitter.com/sfOrll7v0E