As the Scottish branch attempted to pose as champions of the poor and hungry, they were quickly reminded of the contrary actions of their host party in England:
Those with a little recall had not forgotten that the Scottish branch also voted against free school meals in 2014, under their admittedly post-Blairite leader, Johann Lamont:
Meanwhile out of the media glare, the Scottish government acted:
‘More than 7,000 children from low income families will have access to healthy and nutritious food during the Christmas school holidays, Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell said. The Scottish Government has invested an additional £100,000 in charity Cash for Kids to support community projects across the country. These will provide food and activities for children during the Christmas holidays who may not otherwise have had access to them. In addition, a further £48,000 is being awarded by the Scottish Government to 12 smaller, community organisations to provide food and activities to children in their local areas during the Christmas and February half-term school holidays.’
Come on Dickie, check your employer’s address on your P45.