Boris Johnson performs U-turn on free school meals after Marcus Rashford campaign


The Federal government has actually revealed that the children’s food coupon plan will extend into the summer vacations.

Marcus Rashford stated “look at what we can do when we come together” after his campaign to extend the children’s food coupon plan into the summer vacations resulted in a Federal government U-turn.

Rashford wrote an open letter to MPs today advising the Federal government to reverse its decision not to award free school meals coupons in England– for which almost 1.3 million children are qualified– outside of term time.

The Manchester United and England forward followed that up with an impassioned short article in The Times on Tuesday, detailing his experience of maturing utilizing food banks and getting free meals as a kid.

I do not even understand what to say.Just take a look at what we can do when we come together, THIS is England in 2020.

— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) June 16, 2020

And the Prime Minister’s official representative stated: “Owing to the coronavirus pandemic the Prime Minister completely comprehends that moms and dads and children deal with a completely unmatched situation over the summer.

” To show this we will be supplying a Covid Summer Food Fund. This will offer food coupons covering the six-week vacation duration. This is a particular step to show the distinct situations of the pandemic.

“The scheme will not continue beyond the summer and those eligible will be those who already qualify for free school meals.”

Responding to the news, Rashford wrote on Twitter: “I don’t even know what to say. Just look at what we can do when we come together, THIS is England in 2020.”

The expense will concern ₤120 million in extra financing, Downing Street stated.

Great to see @ManUtd’s number 10 altering policy at number10 Amazing campaign and win for the fantastic @MarcusRashford

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 16, 2020

Describing Rashford, the Prime Minister’s representative added: “The PM welcomes his contribution to the debate around poverty and respects the fact that he has been using his profile as a leading sportsman to highlight important issues.”

Former England striker Gary Lineker reacted to Rashford’s effective campaign by tweeting “Great to see @ManUtd’s number 10 changing policy at number 10. Extraordinary campaign and win for the brilliant @MarcusRashford.”

Rashford, who has actually raised ₤20 million to enhance food circulation with the charity FareShare, has actually gathered considerable media interest with his campaign.

He wrote in The Times: “Today I focus on a trophy that means something much bigger than football.

” A U-turn on the decision to stop the free food coupon plan continuing over the summer vacations might assist us reach the next round however we still have a very long way to go as a nation to ultimately raise the trophy.

” In this case, the trophy is combating kid hardship.

“I don’t claim to have the education of an MP in parliament, but I do have a social education. I am clued up on the difference a U-turn decision would make on the 1.3 million vulnerable children across the UK who are registered for free school meals because 10 years ago I was one of them.”

I’m worried this is the only tweet of mine you acknowledged. Please, put competitions aside for a second, and make a distinction #maketheuturn

— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) June 16, 2020

Rashford then added on Twitter: “When you wake up this morning and run your shower, take a second to think about parents who have had their water turned off during lockdown.”

Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey reacted: “Water cannot be disconnected though.”

The Minister was commonly criticised and Rashford responded: “I’m concerned this is the only tweet of mine you acknowledged. Please, put rivalries aside for a second, and make a difference.”

The campaign got an additional push on Monday night when Lineker asked the Federal government to think about the battles of impoverished households during the coronavirus crisis.

“Obviously these are strange times. Kids wouldn’t ordinarily be fed during the summer holidays, I understand that. But you’ve got to look at it and go ‘These are very, very difficult times for a lot of people and a lot of families’,” the Match of the Day speaker stated on BBC Newsnight.

” There are a great deal of young individuals, young children, in this nation that are going starving. And in a nation like ours, a nation of rather significant wealth, that appears to be mainly undesirable.

“Hopefully the powers that be will listen. It seems strange that we have to be in a position where we are desperately arguing to try to get young people fed, and stop them being hungry.”

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