The Labor Party called Safeguarding Minister Rachel McLean’s advice “detached from reality.”
Rachel McLean, Britain’s Minister for Safeguarding, told Sky News on Monday that those struggling with the cost of living should work longer hours or go for better paying jobs. The Labor Party has accused him “Isolated from the reality of human life.”
McLean promised that the government would provide “More help” Fighting food and energy bills is up to the people, but in the meantime, people should help themselves.
“We’ve often heard in the past when people have problems with their budget. One of the hurdles – and it may not be for everyone – is to be able to take more hours or even get a well-paying job.” He advised.
“That’s why job centers exist, that’s why job trainers exist, that’s why we support those job centers.” Before he admitted, continued “Of course it won’t work for people who are already working on three jobs.”
With inflation forecasting to exceed 10% by the end of the year, the British are facing skyrocketing food and fuel costs due to the conflict in Ukraine and British sanctions on Russia. According to the Office for Budget Responsibility, real household income will fall by 2.2% this year, and the British will experience the biggest decline in living standards since the record began in 1956.
Among the news is that some Britons are already having to choose between food and medicine.
Describing how he recently met a single mom with two jobs at a food bank, Kyle told Sky News that “The idea that he can work long hours and therefore not spend much time with his family … I think it’s detached from the reality of human life.”
“What our ministers need to do to solve the economic problems that families have due to the economic problems of our country,” he said. He continued, “Their job as politicians is not just to get people to work harder, work longer hours and get promoted.”
Wendy Chamberlain, a spokeswoman for the Liberal Democrats’ work and pensions, also called on the Conservative Party “Out of touch,” And saying that “Millions of families have had to make huge cutbacks and do extra work to cope with the crisis of life. There is nothing more they can do. “