While Labour contradict themselves past and present, the Scottish government acted on food insecurity

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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:

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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:

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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.’

https://news.gov.scot/news/tackling-food-insecurity-1

Come on Dickie, check your employer’s address on your P45.

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6 thoughts on “While Labour contradict themselves past and present, the Scottish government acted on food insecurity

  1. Bugger (the Panda) December 27, 2018 / 5:27 pm

    Waste of a red scarf and a tin of brasso

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  2. Alasdair Macdonald December 27, 2018 / 7:00 pm

    Was Mr Corbyn not complying against cuts to free school meals ANYWHERE – ergo, including Scotland – in the UK? Although your key point – the hypocrisy of Scottish Labour in this regard – is valid, the Labour Party in England, according to Mr Corbyn’s tweet, supports free school meals.

    Given both Mr Corbyn’s and Mr Leonard’s difficulty with the concept of devolution – possibly, even hostility to it – they, probably are unaware of the actions of an unimportant branch, which Mr McDonnell, self-deludingly, believes will deliver a huge tranche of Labour seats in Scotland to provide the majority which Labour believes it will gain, should Mrs May’s government falls and an alternative Tory leader not found.

    Mr McDonnell, reportedly, gets on well with DUP members – ‘they represent a fair amount of working class voters’ (which is true, of course). I am pretty sure these selfsame ‘working class’ voters are aware of Mr Corbyn’s long standing consistent support for a united Ireland and their elected representatives would NOT support any Labour Government led by Mr Corbyn.

    The fact that the SNP represents a majority of working class voters in Scotland and has enacted redistributive policies, does not appear to gain any traction with Mr McDonnell. And, why do these working class (and former working class, like I am) vote SNP or Green? Ecause of the negative knee jerk opposition is of Scottish Labour and its enthusiastic collaboration with the Tories.

    A parcel o’ rogues in a nation.

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  3. William Brogan December 29, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    I would never vote labour as long a I live they are the most treacherous political party in the uk they are fixated with the Tories that they have forgotten what voting all about,abstainingon importing issues just to thwart the SNP, they conspired to make sure that we would get nothing from the oil revenues and we got nothing,I will never forgive them for that,the labour party in Scotland are finished here in Scotland just wait and see,,I really despise them.

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