As mouthy menace Jack Monroe threatens to sue mouthy menace Lee Anderson MP, Matthew Steeples suggests the only winner will be the laughing-all-the-way-to-the-bank lawyers; why don’t these tiresome attention seekers forget Monroe v Anderson and have a 30p cook-off hosted by Jamie Oliver instead?
Frankly nothing but naff Jack Monroe recently described equally nothing but naff Lee Anderson MP as a “white, rich, privileged male.” Anderson responded by stating: “She’s taking money off of some of the most vulnerable in society and making an absolute fortune off of the back of people. You know, it’s her that’s rich. I’m not rich… No, I was dragged up in Huthwaite. As you know, I’ve worked down the pit all my life, didn’t have two ha’pennies to rub together.”
Now, with self-declared “I am just a humble food blogger answerable only to my 12-year-old son” Monroe – whose latest moaning missive included her wailing that “I don’t fit in amongst my foodie peers, am too coarse and unusual for television, undervalued financially because of my gender and background” – claiming that the Conservative MP for Ashfield in Nottinghamshire’s comments about her were a “very clear cut case of outright libel,” this all-over-the-shop nuisance simply yet again proves herself a total attention seeker.
Having commenced her attack dog mode with first Jamie Oliver in August 2013 for his perfectly reasonable attempts to educate the British public about how to “knock out” amazing Italian style food “on not much money,” meddling Monroe now is at a war with Anderson over his frankly “foolish and objectionable [and] philosophically unconservative” suggestions about food banks.
Though Monroe is right to have a pop at that this Tory twerp after he ludicrously suggested that he believes people “can make a meal for about 30p a day… cooking from scratch,” her decision to take him to court is simply ridiculous. Aside from simply being just seen as another attempt for her to up her public profile, the only winners in this court case will be laughing-all-the-way-to-the-bank lawyers who most definitely will never, ever need to go anywhere near a foodbank.
Instead, why don’t these two get a kitchen together and partake in a 30p cook-off hosted by Jamie Oliver? That’d be far better television and the insults of the pugnacious pair of mouthy menaces would definitely be car-crash-like viewing. Stir it up!
Pictured top – Finger-wagging Tory twerp Lee Anderson MP (left) and potty-mouthed ‘activist’ Jack Monroe (right); they would do better to forget the costly court action of Monroe v Anderson and work together and instead help those actually in need.