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Day: October 26, 2020

PM stands firm on free meals policy
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PM stands firm on free meals policy

    Boris Johnson has admitted he hasn't spoken to Marcus Rashford since June but has praised the footballer's terrific food poverty campaign. The Manchester United forward is leading a high-profile campaign for the expansion of free school meals and also for the provision of meals during all school holidays for those in need. The government has so far refused to bow to growing pressure over the issue, despite having previously performed a U-turn prior to the summer holidays when they provided meal vouchers to around 1.3 million children in England. espite not extending the voucher scheme for this October half-term and having resisted calls to extend the scheme until Easter next year - Mr Johnson on Monday vowed that ministers will do everything in our power to make su...