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File under: you’ve got to wonder… October 29, 2020

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

…about the thought processes of someone who could do this.

Tory MP Ben Bradley, who this week voted against extending free school meals for deprived children during the holidays until Easter 2021, said the since-deleted post had been taken out of context In it, he wrote: “At one school in Mansfield 75% of kids have a social worker, 25% of parents are illiterate. Their estate is the centre of the area’s crime. “One kid lives in a crack den, another in a brothel. These are the kids that most need our help, extending FSM doesn’t reach these kids.”


Bradley then replied to a tweet in which another user said “£20 cash direct to a crack den and brothel really sounds like way forward with this one”, writing: “That’s what FSM vouchers in the summer effectively did …”

Yeah. Because they’re so clearly linked.

Not unconnected a straw in the wind about sentiment in the ‘new’ Tory leaning working class constituencies…for example one person who voted Tory last time around notes:

“They don’t seem to understand the difficulties people like myself have,” she said, adding that she had also been dismayed that the party had rejected a motion to continue offering free school meals during holidays until Easter 2021. “We got the vouchers in the summer, it was a real help.”


The “red wall” constituency of Heywood and Middleton was one of dozens of formerly safe Labour seats across the Midlands and the north to turn blue in the last election – returning a majority of just 663 for the Conservative MP Chris Clarkson.But with the standoff between northern leaders and the government over the financial support available for areas under coronavirus restrictions, and the row over extending the availability of free school meals, some have begun to wonder how long the party’s newfound support will last.

If the likes of Bradley keep going, not long is the answer.


1. NFB - October 29, 2020

Funny tweet from @SamHomewood after Rashford scored a 16 minute hat-trick last night against RB Leipzig: “Marcus Rashford is feeding children and now he’s taking down energy drinks too.”

Hard to look bad when your political opponents’ mantra is “Do we really have to feed children?”

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