Ex-Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie: 'People are not hard-up'

Former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie has been booed by a Question Time audience after suggesting people are "better off now than they have ever been".

He made the comment on the BBC programme after becoming embroiled in a spat with Labour MP Cat Smith over whether the state should fund the UK's steel industry.

Mr MacKenzie insisted that families were "not struggling" as Ms Smith disagreed and suggested he visit a food bank in her Lancashire constituency.

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