Boris Johnson to provide free school meal vouchers in major U-turn after Marcus Rashford campaign https://t.co/oRtBoCvFb1— The Independent (@Independent) June 16, 2020
I don’t even know what to say.— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) June 16, 2020
Just look at what we can do when we come together, THIS is England in 2020.
- Rashford wrote an open letter to MPs to implore the government to look after those who would receive free meals through the summer holidays
- The campaign was rejected by the PM yesterday
- Today cabinet minister Sharpps took to the radio to defend the rejection
- Therese Coffey took to Twitter to respond to Rashford's with 'Water cannot be disconnected though'
- The U Turn was also welcomed by some Tory back benchers who had supported the campaign
- The government has stressed this initiative is a one off
Water cannot be disconnected though— Therese Coffey #ProtectEachOtherSaveLives (@theresecoffey) June 16, 2020