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Free School Meals For Christmas Holidays

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Mozz71 | 01:07 Sun 08th Nov 2020 | News
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Nice to see that the government have changed their minds and erred on the side of decency in allowing disadvantaged kids free school meals over the festive season.

Well done Boris. There's hope for you yet.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/rashford-proud-government-u-turn-000100690.html

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The problem is this has already been paid for. Personally I would be happier with this if it was also accompanied by an investigation into why this is happening and the actual scale of the problem.
10:44 Sun 08th Nov 2020
How many of these fabulously wealthy footballers are involved in tax avoidance schemes?
Webbo - I don't know how many kids you have but child benefit might cover food if all else is well. Won't feed the parents though, it won't cover the cost of school uniforms, and new shoes. Kids grow very fast, boilers break down, the house springs a leak, car fails it's MOT....what do you do when you have no savings?
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//Give em a burger, and a pizza, and a kentucky bucket ... oh and a free ipad. Gluttonous moribund kids reduce the population. Sorted.//

Togo, are you being deliberately argumentative, or are you just having a funny turn? Those are not the kids affected by these issues. Sure some kids are facing an obesity problem, but they are irrelevant to helping the poorest amongst us.

Honesty mate, which part of this are you having problems with?
Aldhem - it's not them. It's their accountants. Blame the Government, it them who need to change the rules.
Classy Togo
The way some go on we might as well organise a cull - shudder.
I find it shocking that people think £20 a week could feed and clothe a child to a decent standard.
Ahh. So the obese ones are excluded? Jolly good. Had me worried for a mo that we were killing em with kindness. Still as long as it makes us all feel better, and pious, and feel as if we are saying the right things. I thought the unions wanted all the schools closed because of the deadly virus danger, or does it switch off automatically at feeding time?
What has the unions wanting schools closed got to do with out of school dinners? Or are you just having a blind rant?
Ps when they say free school meals in the holidays they mean meals that are taken at home (for the hard of thinking)
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\\Webbo - I don't know how many kids you have but child benefit might cover food if all else is well. Won't feed the parents though, it won't cover the cost of school uniforms, and new shoes. Kids grow very fast, boilers break down, the house springs a leak, car fails it's MOT....what do you do when you have no savings?//

Its not for the parents.. CHILD benefit, its not for a boiler or a car CHILD benefit.
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\\I find it shocking that people think £20 a week could feed and clothe a child to a decent standard.//

Its meant to help, and not be a lifestyle.
There are more emotionally incontinent adults in Britain than starving children. Trust your eyes and ears on this.
what does emotionally incontinent mean?
Imagine a Country where the Chancellor borrows £squillions, and with it sets up fanciful schemes to keep "service" industries and "hospitality" workers in employment and provide job security(haha made myself laugh there) in a time of National crisis. Money that will have to be paid back by what we now are calling children, if and when they ever enter the workforce and have their wages confiscated.(Tax) Give people inducements to eat out, pay the wages of restaurant and food outlet workers even though they are closed. Then make the schools, that are educational establishments in their spare time, supply free meals for the children of parents who have been eating at reduced cost whilst on benefits. Go on convince me that this couldn't happen.
Jeez, I can see the vein in your temple pulsing from here - you want to watch you don’t give yourself a stroke.
//…boilers break down, the house springs a leak,//

You put on an extra jumper, put a bucket under the leak and, if you’re in rented accommodation (as many “poor” people are) call your - often “social” – landlord.

//car fails it's MOT....//

Get the bus. In any case if you’re poor you don’t have sufficient funds to run a car.

//I find it shocking that people think £20 a week could feed and clothe a child to a decent standard.//

It would be shocking if anybody thought it. CB is not meant to provide all the child’s needs. It’s a supplement to help the parents do so.

//Ps when they say free school meals in the holidays they mean meals that are taken at home//

No, they often mean “meals” that are taken from McDonalds, Nandos, KFC and the like …. for those who observe as well as think.
I did think that Child allowance was there to feed the children of people who were so unfortunate as to be unable to do so themselves.
I know there are hungry kids (the school I helped in until March had several families) - but I did see one of the mums stocking up on pot noodles.

It's a tricky one. 'Hungry children can't learn' (Margaret McMillan) and she was right - so schools fed them. Surely, however, parental responsibility should take over in the holidays? Schools are for education - not 'in loco parentis' for 12 years. There is a risk of a total abrogation of parental responsibility here. Honestly - some parents are really feckless.
You're so ignorant, NJ.

You are still failing to realise that many people in food poverty are in work. They might 'need' their car 'need' hot water and certainly 'need' food.

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