Blackpool has just become the first authority in E ngland to provide free breakfasts for all primary school pupils, in the wake of so many students turning up to school on empty stomachs so unable to concentrate on their work. At one of their schools, all 500 pupils took up the offer. London has followed with a further 50 schools offering the same service, wiht more to follow.
Not too long ago, the poor were too ashamed to accept free food. the fact that these offers are being welcomed and widely taken up shows how desperate families have become.
A country that cannot feed its own children doesn’t have much of a future.
And, the MPs are voting for a payrise for themselves.