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Started by: chatty (7875) 

332 Tory MPs yesterday voted down a motion tabled by Labour and backed by Marcus Rashford to extend free meals over the holidays for our poorest kids!
Just five Tory MPs rebelled against the goverment and backed Labour.
One Robert Halfon said "If we acknowledge that children risk going hungry in term time by providing them with free school meals we know they risk going hungry in the holidays to." ( Makes sense to me?)
Yet Tory Minister Paul Scully sparked fury by saying the bid would not be backed as kids "have been going hungry for years"


The same lot who will be receiving a £3300 pay rise next April amid the coronavirus crisis!

Started: 22nd Oct 2020 at 19:44
Last edited by chatty: 22nd Oct 2020 at 19:47:20

Posted by: nanajacqui (3326) 

Lots of restaurants & cafes are coming forward to offer free meals to children & they say don't be worried just come in and we'll feed you,there are some good people willing to help

Replied: 22nd Oct 2020 at 19:56

Posted by: TerryW (5527)

The Courtyard Wigan.

I'd like to say to any parents out there in Wigan with primary school kids on half term next week that are going to struggle without the free school meal please, please bring your children here and we will provide a free kids meal. We are open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4.15pm so if its breakfast, dinner or an early tea then please don't hesitate to pop in. Let's be honest they're probably not gonna get 1 of their 5 a day here with our menu but we can fill their bellies. This is available with complete discretion, we have to greet everyone at the door due to Covid guidelines so just quietly mention you've come for a school meal and we'll provide what we can. You don't need to buy anything yourselves, just let us help you if you need it next week.
Help us to share the heck out of this. Tell your children's teachers, tell anyone you know that's a primary school teacher, tell your friends at the school gates later or tomorrow morning. If you know anyone that will struggle to get here next week and you want to pick some kids meals up and deliver them then message us and we'll arrange a time slot for you to collect. I don't wanna stand with the 322 MP's that said no to extending the free school meals scheme, I wanna stand with Marcus Rashford. Please share this message to whoever you can.
Thanks.

Well done to The Courtyard Cafe.

Replied: 22nd Oct 2020 at 20:25

Posted by: peter israel (939) 

is it only me but this feels like England is going back to the Victorian times
you may laugh but they have got rid of unions, now you have zero hour contracts, what's next bring back the work house … no person should have to go to restaurants cafes or food banks for free food

Replied: 22nd Oct 2020 at 20:26

Posted by: chatty (7875) 

A tremendous gesture by The Courtyard Cafe.
Quite correct peter, it's 2020 and the 5th richest nation on the planet needs foodbanks and children are going hungry, something aint right!

Replied: 22nd Oct 2020 at 20:45

Posted by: grimshaw (2397) 

Surprised they havnt advocated kids going up chimneys .
My m p never but never fails to portray his christian values but voted for children going hungry .
Vile dosnt begin to describe .

Suffer little children.

Replied: 22nd Oct 2020 at 21:26

Posted by: Diston (179)

No child should be going hungry these days, but where are there fathers they should be chased up and made to pay, if not jail for six months bread an water.

Replied: 22nd Oct 2020 at 21:32

Posted by: baker boy (15495)

whatever happened to these poor childrens parents.when i was a lad dad went to work, gave mam his wages and she bought food.does that not happen in these enlightened days.

Replied: 22nd Oct 2020 at 21:41

Posted by: chatty (7875) 

Quite correct there are fathers today who have so many children they deny some of them...















Is it 5 or 6 Boris has admitted to?

Replied: 22nd Oct 2020 at 21:51

Posted by: baker boy (15495)

boris wont let his kids starve so why should he feed the rest of the bloody nations kids ,have kids take responsibility for them.its not some other persons task.
every person in britain wants something for nothing.

Replied: 22nd Oct 2020 at 22:02

Posted by: chatty (7875) 

Boris probably wouldnt let his kids starve, if for no other reason than having the good fortune to be born into privilege (This is the guy who reckons he can 't survive on the PMs income by the way, well he can do us all a favour then) he would never know what it's like to struggle to put food on the table for hungry children.
Are you honestly suggesting that every kid going hungry is due to the fact that their parents aren't taking "responsibility"
Some people are juggling three jobs and still have to use foodbanks, if you think the guy running the country doesn't have any duty to put an end to that then we are all going to hell in a handcart!!!

Replied: 23rd Oct 2020 at 07:15

Posted by: basil brush (15339)

The Brunch Box - Sandwich Bar & Cafe

THE BRUNCH BOX LADIES WOULD LIKE TO OFFER THEIR HELP & SUPPORT TO ANYONE WHO IS STRUGGLING WITH THEIR INCOME DURING THESE DIFFICULT & TESTING TIMES ???? WE WILL BE OFFERING FREE LUNCH BAGS FOR CHILDREN WHO COULD BE MISSING OUT ON MEALS
FROM MON 26TH OCT - FRI 30TH OCT, BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8AM / 2PM LUNCH BAGS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION


Orrell Newfold is feeling grateful.

What an incredible gesture from one of our local pubs Holt Arms if any families are struggling this half term, see their latest post! Next week from Tuesday to Friday lunchtime we are offering free kids lunches from our children's menu for local school age children.

Respect to these and everybody else who is doing this

Why the fat lazy mps, who voted against it, feed there faces.

Replied: 23rd Oct 2020 at 09:18

Posted by: basil brush (15339)

McDonald’s has offered one million free meals for families, after Marcus Rashford called for the most vulnerable youngsters to be fed over half-term.

The fast food giant has joined the Manchester United and England striker’s campaign and will provide funding to FareShare so food can be distributed to households most in need. Rashford has pleaded with the government to offer free meals to school over the holidays through to next Easter, but MPs voted down the motion.

However, pubs and cafes up and down the country have stepped in to plug the gap by encouraging families to get in touch to offer meals during the October half-term.


Replied: 23rd Oct 2020 at 14:07

Posted by: Brasstoff (151)

The same lot who will be receiving a £3300 pay rise next April amid the coronavirus crisis! Chatty.

Are you saying that Labour M.Ps won't be taking the rise?
JerCo could buy an electric tandem so he can pick up his former floozy.

Replied: 23rd Oct 2020 at 16:12

Posted by: chatty (7875) 

I was actually saying that Labour MPs had the compassion to vote to extend free meals over the holidays for our poorest kids, all but five Torys didn't have!

Replied: 23rd Oct 2020 at 16:48

Posted by: baker boy (15495)

mps of all parties have been looking after themselves since parliament opened.

Replied: 23rd Oct 2020 at 19:46

Posted by: First Mate (153)

Nut Allergies?

Replied: 23rd Oct 2020 at 22:56

Posted by: jathbee (10556)

It's a right showing up for the government when the rest of the country's cafes, food chains and other food outlets are coming together to offer free food for hungry children.
They should be ashamed considering how many others are getting a free ride and put up in the best hotels and given three meals a day and they are not children.

Replied: 24th Oct 2020 at 10:09

Posted by: PeterP (8011)

Stop the MP's FREE meals whilst in the house of commons. They would be the 1st to moan about doing 3/4 hrs with out a meal

Replied: 24th Oct 2020 at 14:21

Posted by: Brasstoff (151)

Jathbee posted; They should be ashamed considering how many others are getting a free ride and put up in the best hotels and given three meals a day and they are not children.

In full agreement with you there, if I had my way the scavenging parasites would be booted to the nearest port put on a ship and sent back to France with a note saying "this was your problem before ours so now ,deal with it"

Replied: 24th Oct 2020 at 15:02

Posted by: PeterP (8011)

Brasstoff now now don't you know that is an infringment of their human rights. How many of them are in this country? Every Brittannia hotel is full with them . 7500 have been picked up this year alone,How many more made it without detection?

Replied: 24th Oct 2020 at 17:35

Posted by: broady (16251) 

I saw a drag artist got £215,000 from the arts council. That would have bought a few Big Mac’s.

Replied: 24th Oct 2020 at 17:37

Posted by: Brasstoff (151)

How many more made it without detection?

Probably thousands of them Peter, but it seems the ordinary man in the street can't have a say in the matter.

Replied: 24th Oct 2020 at 18:08

Posted by: firefox (2883)

Replied: 24th Oct 2020 at 18:32

Posted by: Brasstoff (151)

That was 5 yrs ago Foxy and the Home Office tried to tell us there was no extra cost to the Taxpayer.
Lying Barstewards

Replied: 24th Oct 2020 at 19:48

Posted by: peter israel (939) 

it's funny how the ones who voted in Boris have now changed the topic to immigration "I think some of us have forgotten"
A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.

Replied: 24th Oct 2020 at 22:05
Last edited by peter israel: 24th Oct 2020 at 22:12:24

Posted by: tonker (22309) 

"A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members."

Indeed. 'IT'S' weakest members, not some other country's weakest members.
Unfortunately, we'll continue to call this country of ours, "Britain".

Replied: 24th Oct 2020 at 22:15

Posted by: peter israel (939) 

tonker you sound like Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon ....OH one minute where is he now that's right gone to live in Spain as a immigrant ,
hypocrisy. You my not think so but an immigrant is a member of society

Replied: 24th Oct 2020 at 23:51
Last edited by peter israel: 24th Oct 2020 at 23:56:54

Posted by: jathbee (10556)

Just for the record Peter Israel. I did not vote for Boris. And would never, ever vote for his ilk. And the immigrants to whom I refer are illegal.

So I assume that you condone the refusal of this government to feed our hungry children in favour of the young, male, illegal immigrants is okay then.

Replied: 25th Oct 2020 at 00:01
Last edited by jathbee: 25th Oct 2020 at 00:13:27

Posted by: peter israel (939) 

jathbee sorry I must have been out when Boris came out and explained that he could not feed the kid's at half term because of all the money was going to pay for " young, male, illegal immigrants "
Jathbee "Do you know what a dog whistle is"??? You do know that the real reason why there is not enough hospital ,police , schools, etc is not immigrants.... that was just something Boris said so people would vote for him.......

Replied: 25th Oct 2020 at 08:11
Last edited by peter israel: 25th Oct 2020 at 10:34:27

Posted by: firefox (2883)

"You do know that the really reason why there is not enough hospital ,police , schools, etc is not immigrants."
Explain.

Replied: 25th Oct 2020 at 08:37

Posted by: jathbee (10556)

Yes please do peter Israel.
And please explain why our schools hospital, doctors, housing etc are creaking under the weight of immigration, let alone illegals.

Replied: 25th Oct 2020 at 09:29

Posted by: Brasstoff (151)

Posted by Peter; it's funny how the ones who voted in Boris have now changed the topic to immigration

I don't know where you get your info from but I didn't vote for Boris, or JerCo and his Loony Left.

Replied: 25th Oct 2020 at 10:16

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5800)

Replied: 25th Oct 2020 at 10:45

Posted by: peter israel (939) 

sorry about the spelling but some times the pen falls from my mouth when I am typing..... fire fox
jathbee as you stated "young, males"...…. do they use schools and hospital,?? they are creaking because of under funding for the last ten years
Good morning Brasstoff !! how is the Sunday mail today

Replied: 25th Oct 2020 at 10:51
Last edited by peter israel: 25th Oct 2020 at 10:57:54

Posted by: basil brush (15339)

Boris Johnson failed to reply to a "personal" letter sent by Marcus Rashford in which the footballer asked the prime minister to join a task force he created to help tackle child food poverty

sky news

Replied: 25th Oct 2020 at 11:13

Posted by: gaffer (6513) 

Peter Israel

The last Labour government from 1997 to 2010 presided over an intake of over 4 million legal migrants . Most of these were family units not single men.
It’s probably reasonable to add, over the same period, half a million illegal migrants.
This is the reason why all public services and housing came under, and still do, such tremendous pressure.
In part it was due to Gordon Brown trying to create a client state that would favour Labour in the polling booth. To further this aim he encouraged an increase in the size of the public sector payroll of 850, 000 from 1999 onwards. Many, if not most, of these were victims of the austerity that followed later.

Replied: 25th Oct 2020 at 11:29

Posted by: firefox (2883)

So you couldn't explain the comment because it was wrong.

Replied: 25th Oct 2020 at 12:00

Posted by: firefox (2883)

Replied: 25th Oct 2020 at 13:15

Posted by: frecky (82)

As far as I can remember local govt took responsibility for organising and paying for free school meals. I remember back in the fifties having them in the school holidays. From what I've read councils have been given a billion pounds in help, why not use some of it for free meals....

Replied: 25th Oct 2020 at 13:54

Posted by: jathbee (10556)


sorry about the spelling but some times the pen falls from my mouth when I am typing..... fire fox
jathbee as you stated "young, males"...…. do they use schools and hospital,?? they are creaking because of under funding for the last ten years
Good morning Brasstoff !! how is the Sunday mail today.

Of course they will be using all of the above mentioned, when they gain asylum status. As will their offspring eventually. Just how many illegals do you think are sent back to their country of origin when the come without passports or identification.

Replied: 25th Oct 2020 at 14:16

Posted by: firefox (2883)

In London right now, there isz aProtest held in London against police brutality in Nigeria.

Why the &*%$ aren't they in Nigeria protesting, and why are the Police allowing it?

Replied: 25th Oct 2020 at 15:34

Posted by: chatty (7875) 

Replied: 25th Oct 2020 at 15:45

Posted by: broady (16251) 

Firefox,
Last week in London they were protesting against farming laws in the Punjab!!! Who goes on all these protests? Must cost monies to Police.

Replied: 25th Oct 2020 at 16:00

Posted by: firefox (2883)

The mind boggles, Broady.
Last week there was an anti lockdown protest, Police went in heavy handed amongst the protestors. But they weren't minorities.

Replied: 25th Oct 2020 at 16:09

Posted by: tonker (22309) 

Replied: 25th Oct 2020 at 16:45

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5800)

Wigan Council to offer free school meals over half-term

LINK

Wigan Council Welfare Support

LINK

All the Councils in the country, have already been given money from the Government to provide extra support to people who need it, because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

All this trouble about free school meals is just twisted political posturing

Replied: 25th Oct 2020 at 22:38

Posted by: peter israel (939) 

Gaffer - I appreciate you sharing your reasonings behind your opinion. But I must disagree with you because while looking into it I came across an article from 2015 by NIcholas Watt and Patrick Wintour of the Guardian. I could have pretended to be a smart ass and plagiarized it by taking snippets from it but instead I here it is - Let me know what you think.
immigration

Replied: 26th Oct 2020 at 06:34
Last edited by peter israel: 26th Oct 2020 at 07:25:18

Posted by: peter israel (939) 

jathbee - what is wrong with your argument is that 99.9% of immigrants that come to the UK do not arrive on boats. They come from Europe so they don't need to throw their passports away and the largest arrival of immigrants from outside the EU is Pakistan. It is a very complex topic and not as easy as Nigel Farage makes it. By your tone I believe what you are worried about are black and Arab immigrants. These immigrants are usually the more educated and wealthier members of their families and the problem with that is the brain drain that they cause in the countries futures they are leaving . Now I do believe there is a serious conversation to be had about the laws for family reunification in the UK


I also think you should read this and it's not pro Labor

immigration

Replied: 26th Oct 2020 at 06:50
Last edited by peter israel: 26th Oct 2020 at 07:27:14

Posted by: firefox (2883)

Replied: 26th Oct 2020 at 07:44

Posted by: firefox (2883)

Back to topic.

Where has all the money from Children in need gone?

Replied: 26th Oct 2020 at 08:24

Posted by: basil brush (15339)

All this trouble about free school meals is just twisted political posturing

Who cares as long as these unfortunate children get fed

Replied: 26th Oct 2020 at 09:00

Posted by: firefox (2883)

Replied: 26th Oct 2020 at 09:23

Posted by: basil brush (15339)

Following the shocking decision made by the government, Pem Fish Bar will be providing hot meals for kids that are eligible for free school meals. Children are to be accompanied by an adult but adult under no obligation to buy anything.
We have been inspired by so many small business standing with Rashford and we would like to do our part and help those that need it during this difficult time. No child should go hungry!
Meals will be available from today Monday 26th until Saturday 31st, between 11:30am & 1:30pm.

FB


Well done

Replied: 26th Oct 2020 at 10:00

Posted by: gaffer (6513) 

Peter Israel

It’s always worth double checking newspaper figures with the official statistics.
The UK population has taken on a dramatic increase in the last few years which will take years to cope with in terms of housing and public services.
Starting with Mrs Thatcher’s government in 1979 the UK population was 56.2 million. At the start of Tony Blair’s government in 1997 it had risen to 58.2 million. At the end of Gordon Brown’s tenure it had risen to 62.5 million.
During the Blair/Brown government there were two significant law changes relating to immigration.
The UK adopted the EU human rights legislation with the final arbiter being the EU court of justice.
Several acts of Parliament were passed (from memory 80 odd in total) that changed the status of immigrants. From then on immigrants were to be legally considered to have the right to be in the UK.
In this current year the UK population has risen to 67.9 million which represents an increase from 1997 of 9.7 million or 17%. That’s equivalent to 3.5 times the population of Greater Manchester which has 1.2 million households.
One final note on this matter. Currently 30% of live births in England and Wales are to a foreign born parent/parents.
For comparison with our three largest EU neighbours, the population increases from 1997 to 2020.
Germany up 2% from 82 to 83.8 million.
France up 12.2% from 59.7 to 67 million.
Italy up 1% from 56.9 to 60.5 million.


Replied: 26th Oct 2020 at 11:18

Posted by: basil brush (15339)

Wigan Council steps in to make sure 10,500 children can eat during half-term
Wigan Council has joined generous businesses across the borough to ensure children have enough to eat during the half-term holiday.
Well done

Replied: 26th Oct 2020 at 11:39

Posted by: TerryW (5527)

Wigan Council 'shamed' in to make sure 10,500 children can eat during half-term.

Replied: 26th Oct 2020 at 11:42

Posted by: basil brush (15339)

So what, as long as the kids get fed.

Replied: 26th Oct 2020 at 11:50

Posted by: TerryW (5527)

I agree, but they wouldn't have made a move but the small business's stepped in and shamed them into it.

Replied: 26th Oct 2020 at 12:07

Posted by: firefox (2883)

Posted by: TerryW (5129)

Wigan Council 'shamed' in to make sure 10,500 children can eat during half-term.

Very well put, Terry.

Replied: 26th Oct 2020 at 12:59

Posted by: firefox (2883)

Replied: 26th Oct 2020 at 13:02

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5800)

Jathbee said:

"I did not vote for Boris. And would never, ever vote for his ilk"

That is just 'inverted-snobbery'

Replied: 26th Oct 2020 at 15:32

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5800)

TerryW said:

"Wigan Council 'shamed' in to make sure 10,500 children can eat during half-term"

I disagree, it is because Wigan has already been given several tranches of money, to help Wigan residents get through the Covid-19 pandemic, because of the loss of income, particularly now that Wigan has gone into Tier 3 and the loss of employment income that will cause on top of the loss of income previous measures have caused.

Replied: 26th Oct 2020 at 15:39

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5800)

Everybody 'Twists' everything to soot themselves

Twist

Replied: 26th Oct 2020 at 15:44
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Posted by: TerryW (5527)

Wigan Council 'shamed' in to make sure 10,500 children can eat during half-term.

Oh yes they were.

Replied: 26th Oct 2020 at 17:56

Posted by: jathbee (10556)

TTS call it what you will but it comes from many years of experience of the Tories in action.
They had the people of this country in chains, long before the slave ships arrived from Africa.

Replied: 26th Oct 2020 at 18:52

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5800)

Snotty Snob

Replied: 26th Oct 2020 at 19:13

Posted by: jathbee (10556)

I might be a snob but I do resent being called snotty.
Not had a snotty nose since school days

Replied: 26th Oct 2020 at 19:35

Posted by: TerryW (5527)

Silver sleeves.

Replied: 27th Oct 2020 at 09:18

Posted by: firefox (2883)

Replied: 27th Oct 2020 at 10:59

Posted by: basil brush (15339)

Agree tts

Replied: 27th Oct 2020 at 11:07

Posted by: TerryW (5527)

Green Jackets, black lads with bleached blonde hair wearing green Barathea Blazers coming to razor your face.

Replied: 27th Oct 2020 at 11:10

Posted by: firefox (2883)

Soon, BBC Children in Need will be RAIDING our wallets once again!
WHERE is Pudsey Bear when he should be feeding the vulnerable kids?
Majority of charities are BIG business.
People will willingly still help swell their bank accounts thinking they are helping the vulnerable.
Don't.

Replied: 28th Oct 2020 at 07:51

Posted by: basil brush (15339)

Caring Wiganers turn out in force to feed hungry children during half-term break
Numerous caring business owners and volunteers have stepped forward to provide thousands of lunches for youngsters who would normally receive free school meals during term-time.

Well done

Replied: 28th Oct 2020 at 12:52

Posted by: TerryW (5527)

Thank You Basil

I don't just talk I get involved.

Replied: 28th Oct 2020 at 12:57
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Posted by: basil brush (15339)

I know next time I treat myself it'll be from pem fish bar in support of what they have done for these kids

Replied: 28th Oct 2020 at 13:30

Posted by: firefox (2883)

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Posted by: baker boy (15495)

WMBC can afford to feed a few kids at lunchtime ,just look at your council tax bill.

Replied: 4th Nov 2020 at 20:38

Posted by: firefox (2883)

The charity Wigan Eats has provided 10,000 meals and distributed around the borough. WMBC was happy to take credit.

Replied: 5th Nov 2020 at 18:53

 

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