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‘Not as simple as you make out': Tory MP tells Marcus Rashford free school meals increases ‘dependency' on state

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

Ben Bradley, MP for Mansfield, described school meals programme as ‘ever-extending freebies' in Twitter row
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Tory refuses to back free meals saying kids have 'been going hungry for years'

Tory refuses to back free meals saying kids have 'been going hungry for years'

1 month ago   |   By The Mirror

Boris Johnson is under mounting pressure to extend free school meals over the holidays, as Marcus Rashford urged MPs not to 'turn a blind eye' on plight of vulnerable
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Tory MP tells Marcus Rashford free school meals would ‘destroy' economy

Tory MP tells Marcus Rashford free school meals would ‘destroy' economy

1 month ago   |   By Metro

Marcus Rashford has asked MPs not to ‘turn a blind eye' to children going hungry
A Conservative MP has come under fire for suggesting extending the provision of free school meals would ‘destroy' the economy.
Steve Baker was responding to England football star Marcus Rashford as he pleaded with MPs not to ‘turn a blind eye' to children going hungry ahead of a crunch vote on the matter.
The former minister tweeted: ‘No one will be turning a blind eye and it is wrong to suggest anyone would. Not destroying the currency with excessive QE is also one of our duties.'
Baker, who represents...
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Marcus Rashford clashes with Tory MPs over free school meals

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Steve Baker and Ben Bradley take issue with footballer's claim that some politicians are ‘willing to turn a blind eye' Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage England and Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has locked horns with Tory MPs in a Twitter row over the footballer's campaign to extend free school meals to cover holidays. Fresh from scoring Manchester United's winning goal against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday evening, Rashford told his followers he would be paying close attention to the FSM vote in the Commons on Wednesday and “to those who are...
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Marcus Rashford Hits Back At Tory MP Who Called Free School Meals ‘Freebies'

Marcus Rashford Hits Back At Tory MP Who Called Free School Meals ‘Freebies'

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

England footballer Marcus Rashford has hit back at a Tory MP who described free school meals for poorer children as “freebies” that increase “dependency” on the state. The Manchester United striker responded to backbencher Ben Bradley as Labour stepped up the pressure on Boris Johnson to extend support for disadvantaged children over the school holidays during the Covid pandemic. With a crunch Commons vote on the issue due on Wednesday evening , the prime minister repeatedly refused to say whether he would U-turn and offer new cash over the winter. Bradley tried to defend the government...
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