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Started by WibbleAgain on Oct 23, 2020 7:42:59 PM
What? No Marcus Rashford school meals thread?

By 10.30pm on Thursday, Rashford stated his intention: “Blown away by news of local businesses stepping up to fill the voucher scheme deficit during the October half term. Selflessness, kindness, togetherness, this is the England I know,” he tweeted. “Add #ENDCHILDFOODPOVERTY to your tweets so I can track them. I will share as many as I can.”

Posting his last tweet just before midnight, the footballer started up again at 7.49am. As one observer put it: “Marcus Rashford appears to have set up an alternative government.”

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/oct/23/ma
rcus-rashford-public-campaign-end-child-food-poverty-covid-food-donations-mp-reject-free-school-meals

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WibbleAgain - 23 Oct 2020 19:46:10 (#1 of 396)

What's happening here? Are we no longer Guardian reading, yoghurt knitting touchy feely caring any more?

solomongursky - 23 Oct 2020 19:50:20 (#2 of 396)

Johnson's cast himself as Scrooge just before Christmas.

The thing is though, another u-turn will make it look like a weak, reactive government that can be manipulated by twitter polls and footballers.

They've painted themselves into a corner. Plus tories are cunts:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ElB4SuyXYAAKJo5?format
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bossab2 - 23 Oct 2020 19:57:31 (#3 of 396)

I do hope Ben Bradley gets cancer.

Preferably one of the long drawn out ones.

thisonehasalittlehat - 23 Oct 2020 21:14:10 (#4 of 396)

Not another celebrity supermarket range.

JennyRad - 23 Oct 2020 21:53:57 (#5 of 396)

In fairness, Rashford's excellent work has been discussed a number of times on relevant threads. But you're right, it deserves a thread of its own.

hailesaladdie - 23 Oct 2020 22:01:40 (#6 of 396)

I don't have anything constructive to add. This mob really are the cunti di tutti cunti though.

solomongursky - 23 Oct 2020 22:16:06 (#7 of 396)

Pretty clear that I'm about to get hammered across social media/papers for the crime of a tweet where the context wasn't as clear as I'd thought it was. Needless to say, I haven't said what I'm being accused of, nor would I ever. I'm sorry if others get dragged in to the fire.

https://twitter.com/BBradley_Mans/status/131973301
0636378112

SinnerBoy - 23 Oct 2020 22:22:57 (#8 of 396)

I think he's a bit old to be having school dinners. Should someone call the Yewtree hotline?

Tripos - 23 Oct 2020 22:23:08 (#9 of 396)

Thank you for the thread Wibble.

What amazes me is that anyone could try and justify voting down the bill!

It reminds me of when I was arguing with a UKIPer about the snatching of the children's milk in the 70s by Thatcher. His argument went along the lines of "the milk shouldn't have been paid for out of the education budget".

WTF.

darkhorse - 23 Oct 2020 22:26:38 (#10 of 396)

I forgot this one about Bradley, who doesn't think before he tweets.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43183344

Tripos - 23 Oct 2020 22:29:41 (#11 of 396)

You may want to archive that page darkhorse: https://justthetalk.com/uknews/48926/is_priti_pate
l_finished_/747

Shadrack22 - 23 Oct 2020 22:56:03 (#12 of 396)

Bradley is on Newsnight now.

Shadrack22 - 23 Oct 2020 22:57:13 (#13 of 396)

Doesn’t want to “nationalise great work that’s already happening.”

bossab2 - 23 Oct 2020 23:01:01 (#14 of 396)

Cunt.

Tenesmus - 23 Oct 2020 23:12:12 (#15 of 396)

Our dull MP who almost always votes with the gov is getting a lot of flak on the village FB page, with ordinary people organising and showing they're not cunts like him.

Tripos - 24 Oct 2020 06:09:24 (#16 of 396)

https://twitter.com/AngelaRayner/status/1319698900
069076994

TigerPaws - 24 Oct 2020 06:57:50 (#17 of 396)

The bill was voted down by quite a large majority. Those thugs believe in the small state even more than Thatcher did.

It's all about preparing for Brexit, and the revival of self help when the supply lines fail.

Thatcher came to regret abolishing the free milk to juniors.

Tripos - 24 Oct 2020 06:59:18 (#18 of 396)

Thatcher came to regret abolishing the free milk to juniors.

Really, do you have a link? I for one, had my milk 'snatched'.

bunchaholes - 24 Oct 2020 07:31:11 (#19 of 396)

I’ve worked with Ben Bradley (at a tangent, not together with him) and he is even more of a right-wing, self-obsessed shitgibbon IRL. And incredibly dense.

dottie30 - 24 Oct 2020 07:31:16 (#20 of 396)

As a primary school kid in the 70s, nothing gave me more relief than not having to drink milk. I hated drinking milk and dreaded 'milk time' where someone stood over us and made us down the whole bottle.

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