What I don't understand is how Boris/Cummings didn't realise this would happen. They've been monstered by Rashford once already. Did they think it would be any different this time around?
I'd fully support anything that's in the best interests of neglected kids. I'll also assume it's a highly complex and contentious issue and hope our experts in the field could sort it out.
In the meantime, the least we could do as a society is our best to ensure they're not hungry.
I think the first thing we need to do is remove the words poverty and replace with neglect.
This is from our local paper
"Helen Thompson, of Thompsons Fish and Chips on the A64 north of York, said: “We are witnessing at first hand that this is needed, this is real and it is a very worthwhile cause.”
They served 30 free child meals at lunchtime today alone.
Thompsons and all credit to them is outside York on the A64 (below)
In order to get there you either need to drive or get the coastliner bus out to it
So you are in poverty but you can drive out to claim your free meals or your kids will starve due to the evil Tory's.
Seems to me some people aren't as poor as they make out.
"Great, more fags and booze"How did kids manage to get fed during school holidays before Marcus Rashford stuck his neb in? Now kids are getting fed by the State 365 days of the year, I bet some parents are thinking "Great, more fags and booze".
Yes, I believe it is neglect. I don't believe kids have to go hungry in the 21st century UK.
But apparently they are, because of neglect.
However, identifying what word to use still isn't going to feed hungry kids.
I think we or he Government, I don't mind, should ask why they're hungry. Is it because Mum & dad and really struggling to decide it's either roof above, food or warmth. Or is it because mum's a smoker, a drinker and 'dad's' a gambler.
Is it because the processed Ding!♫ meals run out by Wednesday or something more quantifiable and tangible. I'm fed up of hearing of all these hungry kids, yet no one is asking why . . .
Did you inform them that by getting a 17yo to serve alcohol, they are breaking the law? They are allowed to work in licensed premises but are not allowed to serve or prepare alcohol, works the same as when young Chardonnay is working the tills at Tescos and you roll up with 10 cases of Old Smudgers Knuckle ****** (ABV 9.5%).Employers aren't hiring paid staff, they are hiring whoever the government will pay, so existing staff are on fewer hours. Was in a Taco Bell, and was served a beer by a 17 year old being paid through the government scheme. Employers are taking the piss as much as fraudsters.