I am disgusted with every single MP who voted to let children go hungry.
First published in October 2020.
For me yesterday was a deep point in UK politics:
- No physical proof of Settled Status for European citizens living in the UK;
- UK citizens with EU spouses cannot automatically return to the UK with their spouse;
- No Free School Meals for the most vulnerable during the holidays.
The last of these three points is the worst for me.
How selfish do you have to be to get yourself a 3.5% payrise, but vote against children living poverty (through no fault of their own) from having one guaranteed meal a day?
There is no argument for voting against extending Free School Meals. If it is an economic issue, let’s cap MPs expenses, let them not have their salary increase and tax big corporations properly.
How morally bereft do you need to be to have a career in politics these days? I know that I would choke on my turkey at Christmas if I had voted to let children go hungry on the same day.
This isn’t a BBC Dickensian drama, this is real life and real lives are being lost.
I am disgusted with every single MP who voted to let children go hungry. Shame on you!
If the national finances are in a mess, f*ing sort it out or let someone competent do it. Starving people is not the way to balance the books. If you think it is, start with yourselves!🔷
Nicola James, Chairman of the Final Say For All Foundation (FSFA).