Whilst millions were recovering from the final of the Great British Bake Off, activist Jack Monroe launched a Twitter attack on the Conservative government's planned welfare cuts.
CUTTING TAX CREDITS IS A SCOURGE OF POVERTY.
CLOSING SURESTART CENTRES.
ELIMINATE FUCKING THAT FOR A START.— Jack Monroe (@DrJackMonroe) October 7, 2015
Monroe, who regularly campaigns for the reduction of cuts and poverty, ranted after catching up with the Tory party conference, which was held in Manchester this week.
During the event David Cameron claimed he was going to eliminate 'the scourge of poverty', a line that Monroe felt needed to be addressed.
The food blogger then went on to take down the PM’s statement, referring to food banks and zero hours contracts. She also attacked Osborne's plans to keep the child tax credit limit to just the first two children in a family, and to lower the income threshold at which people see their tax credits cut.
Criticism for this policy proposal argues that the cuts are a disincentive to work. Labour has also attacked the plan and said families face losing on average £1,000 a year.
Monroe continued to take down Cameron's statement, listing in full reasons for the "scourge of poverty":
Housing benefit paid 4 weekly when rents are due monthly is a scourge of poverty (and a needless, easily fixable one).— Jack Monroe (@DrJackMonroe) October 7, 2015
Huge corporations fucking people about on zero hour contracts reminiscent of dockers scrapping for work tokens, is a scourge of poverty.— Jack Monroe (@DrJackMonroe) October 7, 2015
Supermarkets normalising starvation by putting food bank collection boxes in foyers is a scourge of poverty.October 7, 2015
Kids reliant on school breakfast clubs for their 1st meal of the day is a scourge of poverty (shout out to Magic Breakfast for all they do)— Jack Monroe (@DrJackMonroe) October 7, 2015
This week David Cameron ruled out abandoning the planned cuts to tax credits, despite warnings the changes will leave workers worse off.