Who are these selfish, heartless MPs who voted against extending free school meals for the poorest children in the UK in the middle of a pandemic in 2020?
First published in October 2020.
322 Conservative MPs voted down a motion tabled by Labour to feed more than 1.4 million children during school breaks, including Christmas, until Easter next year.
The motion was defeated by 322 votes to 261 (majority of 61).
Luckily, Conservative MPs will not have to worry about feeding their children during the pandemic. They will not have to return home after a 14-hour shift. They will not have to have two jobs to make ends meet. They will not have to return home when their children are already in bed and go to work when they are still asleep. Luckily.
And let’s be honest, they don’t care about cash-strapped parents who go without meals to stop their children going hungry during the school holidays.
“No MP who voted against this will be going hungry tonight, not one of them will be wondering where their next meal is coming from and not one of them will struggle through every single day with insufficient food,” Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union rightly said.
Their party is in charge of the country for another four years, they have a large and comfortable majority in the House of Commons, and there is nothing that anyone can do to change that.
Why would they care about the poorest people in society during a pandemic?
Here is the entire list of the selfish, heartless MPs who knowingly voted against extending free school meals for the poorest children in the UK in the middle of a pandemic in 2020:
Shame on every single one of them.
During this pandemic, the poorest families and children in Britain needed a helping hand and a bit of empathy. These MPs absolutely refused it.
When comes the next general election and these MPs need these families’ votes, may their disgraceful vote on this occasion cost them their seat and their political career altogether.
Because, folks, if your MP has just refused to help the most vulnerable children in the country, who will they refuse to help next? Your children?
Do these MPs honestly deserve your vote?🔷
J.N. PAQUET, Editor of PMP Magazine.