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Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “Boris Johnson refuses to extend England’s free school meal scheme” – below is their description.
Boris Johnson has defended his refusal to extend free school meals in England over the half-term break, as he hinted that more money might be made available, declaring no one wanted to see children going hungry this winter. Local councils, cafes, restaurants and voluntary organisations have rallied round to fill the gap, mostly funding it out of their own pockets. And Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are already providing free meals there. So how long can the Westminster government resist the growing backlash? We have been speaking to families in Derby who say they rely on free school meals.Channel 4 News YouTube Channel
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