The idea that the Tories give a fig for the education or wellbeing of vulnerable children is a sick joke
‘Tone deaf’ DWP Secretary Therese Coffey has been owned on social media by footballer Marcus Rashford after she responded to one error in his thread about the massive hardship faced by poor children – and ignored the rest.
Rashford showed what opposition looked like when he put out three tweets this morning asking the people of the UK to pause for a moment and consider the desperate decisions faced by poor families and the impact on their kids:
Rashford made a single error, not realising that the law does not allow water to be cut off. Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey opted to ignore the rest of his points and the massive hardship facing the more than four million UK children in poverty – and of course tried to score a point by focusing on the single, almost-irrelevant error:
Rashford ‘owned’ the callous minister by simply pointing out his ‘concern’ that she had only opted to respond to that one tweet, while ignoring the others and the horrific reality they touched on – but others were more scathing:
The Scottish and Welsh governments have already extended their free meals programmes.
Therese Coffey, like the rest of Boris Johnson’s sociopathic government, is a callous monster who evidently cares more about scoring points and ‘message control’ than she does about the appalling poverty inflicted on a third of this nation’s kids. The Tories’ excuse for sending kids back to school that they care about vulnerable children is exposed as the barest-faced of lies.
But what a tragic condition the UK is in when a 22-year-old footballer has provided the most effective opposition on such a fundamental and unequivocally scandalous issue.
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