• Kirsten

TORY PLANS TO SCRAP SCHOOL MEALS FUNDING ACROSS THE UK: 26th October 2020

This is poor from the Scottish Tories. Even after being challenged by the SNP, they’ve admitted Scottish Tory MPs still won’t support #FreeSchoolMeals in a second vote at Westminster.


—Ms Oswald, the SNP’s deputy Westminster leader, said: “Public anger is growing over Tory plans to scrap free school meal funding across the UK, which will deprive children of food and cut millions from Scotland’s budget.


“Douglas Ross completely failed his first test of leadership on this issue by ducking the vote, while all of his Scottish Tory MPs voted to scrap free school meals.


“If Mr Ross wants to salvage any credibility, he must immediately back calls for a U-turn and give a firm commitment that he will personally support free school meals in a second vote – and order Scottish Tory MPs to do the same. If he won’t, it will confirm yet again that Scottish Tory MPs will rubber-stamp any decision by Boris Johnson, no matter how damaging”


Read more: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/politics/scottish-politics/2595799/free-school-meals-row-scottish-conservative-mps-will-not-vote-on-england-only-matters/?fbclid=IwAR0383HZDCntRETcLo1Z7aiu_87qYWiYm2Uvjfb1SciLsoc5gdOWCxv2cYA