‘I’ Report on Petition to End MPs’ Free Meals

Yesterday I put up a YouTube video by Carl Vernon, in which he criticised MPs for voting against free school meals for children while having their own meals subsidised in parliament’s restaurants. It seems that he wasn’t the only person incensed at this hypocrisy. Others are too. One of them, Portia Lawrie, has organised a petition calling for the subsidised meals to end. And nearly 900,000 people have signed it.

Yesterday’s I for 26th October 2020 carried an article about it by Sam Hall, entitled ‘Petition calls for end to MPs ‘free lunches”. This runs

More than 865,000 people have signed a petition demanding an end to “subsidized” meals for MPs after Parliament voted against extending free school meals for underprivileged children.

MPs are currently allowed to eat and drink in restaurants and bars on the parliamentary estate which, while not directly subsidized, run at a loss.

This means that public money is effectively spent subsidizing the overall catering operation.

The petition, started by Portia Lawrie, stated: “MPs have voted against extending free school meals into the holidays for the poorest children in teh UK in the middle of a pandemic.

“They should under no circumstances benefit from free subsidized meals out of public funds themselves.”

The public are furious, and the longer Johnson and his gang of crooks and murders continue to deny hungry children free meals, that anger will only increase. If the Tories aren’t careful, this could become another expenses scandal. That, however, affected all MPs.

This will just affect the Tories. No wonder they’re trying to deflect blame and criticism with mendacious accusations of abuse and racism.

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3 Responses to “‘I’ Report on Petition to End MPs’ Free Meals”

  1. trev Says:

    The wealth and decadence of the Westminster bubble in comparison to the lives of the peasants is reminiscent of the Russian Czars. They live in a different world to the rest of us. Yesterday I went to Aldi with a pocket full of 2p coins and congratulated myself that I had enough to buy a bottle of milk, a tub of margarine and a pack of cheap dried pasta. I was also overjoyed at finding a four-pack of tinned tuna in the street on the way home (must have fallen out of someone’s shopping bag). The reality of living on JSA, a reality unknown to MPs.

    • beastrabban Says:

      If you remember, George Dubya was caught out by someone when he was out campaigning. The journalist or whoever asked him what the price of a loaf of bread was. He didn’t know. That was America, but I really don’t doubt that MPs and politicos over here are just as ignorant. And what’s worse, they really don’t care. I’m certain they know that JSA isn’t enough to live on. That’s why Tories consistently refuse to appear on television in shows in which they are challenged to live on benefits for a week. I remember how Geoffrey Dickenson accepted such a challenge from Channel 4 in the 1980s, when Maggie was slashing benefits. It ended up with him having his electricity and water cut off by the end of the week.

      Really sorry to hear that you’re suffering such hardship, Trev. Best wishes to you and everyone else in your position. I hope things pick up soon.

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