Scummy Scully made shameless, heartless comment live on BBC. Tories have had a decade in power and still won’t take responsibility for massive rise in child poverty
Tory minister Paul Scully plumbed new depths when his excuse for leaving poor children hungry during school holidays and a tough winter was that children have been hungry for years:
Scully’s response exposed yet again the towering arrogance, callousness and cowardice of the Tories. Child poverty rocketed under the Tories long before the coronavirus pandemic and the plight of poor children is only going to get worse during a winter of lockdowns, soaring unemployment and increasing hardship.
Child poverty is so scandalous that the Tories have been repeatedly condemned by the United Nations – and Scully’s boss was humiliated into a u-turn during the lockdown on holiday meals for poor children by the excellent campaign of footballer Marcus Rashford. Yet now he and his party will do nothing about it but say kids have always suffered – and point at their utterly discredited, totally unfit Universal Credit system, which has been a huge factor in the ever-deepening misery of the poor, as excuses for doing nothing.
Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner was accused earlier today of calling a Tory MP ‘scum‘, an allegation she said was inaccurate – but the description couldn’t be more appropriate for Scummy Scully and his fellow horrors.
The Tories have now forced through a Commons vote not to provide during holidays or lockdowns for children entitled to free school meals.
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