Aside from a brief period of time where a six pack of toilet roll was worth the same on the black market as gold, most of us have a rough idea of what we can expect our groceries to cost.
But if the standard test for realism in a public figure has long been knowing the price of a pint of milk, it seems members of the UK’s Conservative government – and crucially, those it’s employed to feed the nation’s most disadvantaged children in lockdown – are critically out of touch.
How else to explain a £30 shop that features a loaf of bread, some cheese slices, one tin of beans, four raw vegetables, five pieces of fruit, a bag of pasta, three Frubes, two cake bars and one lonely tomato, total cost in Asda approximately £5.25?
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