What kind of party opposes feeding hungry children in the middle of a pandemic?The Guardian
The answer to this question is the Conservative Party – a party of bullies, tyrants and persecutors. The party that gives £42,000 per week to a failing test-and-trace system, gives £520,000,000 to re-open businesses during the pandemic, but cannot spare £24 million (under 5% of the previous sum) to feed starving children over the winter months.
The country has suffered from years of Conservative government. Policies like the two child limit on benefits has sunk many more into poverty – 600,000 more children are living in poverty than in 2011-2012, which is frankly disgraceful for the 6th richest country in the world.
And yet, the Conservative party has left it to local businesses and restaurants to feed the children of Britain. It is truly heart-warming that takeaways, pubs and cafés are helping those who need it, but the fact that this crisis was caused by the Tories refusing to extend Free School Meals over the winter leaves a bitter taste in the mouths of many people (including myself).
Keeping innocent children fed shouldn’t have been left to a vote.
The Conservative Party does not care about you.