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Rachel Maclean, a Home Office minister, was doing the morning interview round earlier, and in an interview with Sky News she suggested that people who were struggling could work longer hours or get a better paid job. She said:

I think what we need to focus on now is over the long-term. We do have these short-term pressures on us that we’re all aware of.

But over the long-term we need to have a plan to grow the economy and make sure that people are able to protect themselves better, whether that is by taking on more hours or moving to a better-paid job. These are long-term actions but that is what we are focused on as a government.

It may be right for some people, they may be able to access additional hours, but, of course, it is not going to work for people who are already in three jobs.

That’s why we need to have the other measures, such as all the help we are putting into schools, the help with the local authorities … and that’s where we are going to target help to where it is most needed.

So the Conservatives’ answer to the cost-of-living emergency is that people should just earn more? This shows just how out of touch they truly are.

Millions of families have had to make huge cutbacks and taken on extra work in order to weather the cost of living crisis. They simply cannot do any more.

Working people don’t need lectures – they need help. Millions are working flat out but are still struggling to cover the basics.

It’s a bit rich for ministers to tell people to find better-paid work – especially when they have presided over an explosion of low-paid and insecure jobs.

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