Free School Meals For Disadvantaged Kids Voted Out

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Free School Meals For Disadvantaged Kids Voted Out

Postby Stooo » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:11 pm

Marcus Rashford's free school meals campaign rejected as MPs vote against Labour proposal

Manchester United forward Rashford launched an online petition last week urging the Government to make three commitments to support vulnerable children; Labour Party's motion to extend free school meals over holidays until Easter 2021 rejected by 322-261 votes


https://www.skysports.com/football/news ... r-proposal

So, where do we start with this one, the cost and what to compare it to?

Naturally my shoe-in tory MP voted against the motion and I have tagged him along with a picture of him with some kids and the hashtag #ToryScum.

Even Farridge agrees with Rashford.
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Re: Free School Meals For Disadvantaged Kids Voted Out

Postby drum » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:21 pm

There will be more struggling this year than ever before and they're not guaranteed Universal Credit either and a 5 week wait if they do. :shake head:
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Re: Free School Meals For Disadvantaged Kids Voted Out

Postby HobbitFeet » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:34 pm

I'm so angry with our MP

having failed to get in in several other areas he snaffled up the working class brexit vote, ousted a local teacher who genuinely lives in and cares about the area

and now he has slapped in the face all those poor saps that fell for the bullshit


fucking shame on you
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Re: Free School Meals For Disadvantaged Kids Voted Out

Postby Guest » Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:18 pm

All very well saying children should have food but I’ll be reserving judgement until i hear from the children shouldn’t have food side of the argument first thank you very much
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Re: Free School Meals For Disadvantaged Kids Voted Out

Postby Middens » Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:20 pm

drum wrote:There will be more struggling this year than ever before and they're not guaranteed Universal Credit either and a 5 week wait if they do. :shake head:


Did you see Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross voted against it? The one who posts stuff like this...

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Re: Free School Meals For Disadvantaged Kids Voted Out

Postby Avon Barksdale » Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:51 pm

I believe the Government's argument is that they have increased Universal Credit so that families have an extra £20 per week to spend on food which exceeds the provision provided by FSM and allows greater flexibility (more power to choose meals / where to source food etc.)

In addition Universal Credit has a greater coverage than FSM so it reaches more families in need (not all families take up the FSM offer for a number of reasons.)

I don't believe that the Conservative Government are actually in favour of starving children.
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Re: Free School Meals For Disadvantaged Kids Voted Out

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:shake head:
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Re: Free School Meals For Disadvantaged Kids Voted Out

Postby xtras1 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:15 pm

Guest wrote:

:shake head:



Oh God that is awful... :(
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Re: Free School Meals For Disadvantaged Kids Voted Out

Postby Toke 'n' gesture » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:42 pm

Not in Wales! The Welsh government has more compassion.

The Welsh government has announced plans to provide free school meals for all school holidays up to and including Easter 2021.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/54541825

(The thread in politics and news about this has disappeared, so i'm reposting it here)
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Re: Free School Meals For Disadvantaged Kids Voted Out

Postby Stooo » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:29 pm

Avon Barksdale wrote:I believe the Government's argument is that they have increased Universal Credit so that families have an extra £20 per week to spend on food which exceeds the provision provided by FSM and allows greater flexibility (more power to choose meals / where to source food etc.)

In addition Universal Credit has a greater coverage than FSM so it reaches more families in need (not all families take up the FSM offer for a number of reasons.)

I don't believe that the Conservative Government are actually in favour of starving children.


What are they in favour of?
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Re: Free School Meals For Disadvantaged Kids Voted Out

Postby Toke 'n' gesture » Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:43 pm

One school steps up.

A primary head said it was “morally correct” for the school to step up and offer £15 each to the families of pupils who receive free meals to feed their children over half-term.


Mrs Allan told the PA news agency: “It is morally correct and it is the responsible thing to do. I was quite shocked how anybody could vote against feeding children.

“We have a significant number of children who will be directly affected by this decision.


https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/ ... ils/22/10/
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Re: Free School Meals For Disadvantaged Kids Voted Out

Postby Moray against Dougie » Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:48 pm

Middens wrote:
drum wrote:There will be more struggling this year than ever before and they're not guaranteed Universal Credit either and a 5 week wait if they do. :shake head:


Did you see Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross voted against it? The one who posts stuff like this...




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Re: Free School Meals For Disadvantaged Kids Voted Out

Postby Toke 'n' gesture » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:02 pm

Guest wrote:
Red Okktober wrote:
Guest wrote:
:shake head: Look how pale they are.

:shoot: Tories.


Exactly guest - it's like a scene from Oliver Twist.

Has it not crossed your mind that this may be a set up?


Dispatches is a reputable source as other reputable sources have covered this human tragedy also.
Disgusting Tory pig :hand:



Agreed, Dispatches is one of the best.

The documentary feels like a landmark moment in mainstream social affairs reporting, and not just for its unusual online reach ahead of the programme airing. It avoids all the pitfalls of the genre that’s come to be known as “poverty porn”.

Importantly, instead of pigeonholing the usual favourite destinations of TV producers, it focuses on parts of the country that casual viewers would perhaps least associate with deprivation (the mighty university city of Cambridge, picturesque market town of Sudbury in Suffolk, and relatively affluent Lancashire coastal town of Morecambe).


https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/w ... tion-needs
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