West Derby MP has worked tirelessly to win right to food for hungry kids and adults. Party leader more interested in his smart phone
Keir Starmer has been caught appearing to play around with his phone while Labour back-bench MP Ian Byrne asked Tory PM Rishi Sunak a question about feeding hungry children.
Around five million children in the UK live below the poverty line, most of whom will either frequently go hungry or else only be fed by parents going without or relying on food banks – one of the great scandals of our age in one of the ‘richest countries in the world’.
Byrne has made it his mission to make being properly fed a human right, obliging the government to do whatever it takes to ensure everyone has adequate nutrition – a campaign that led to him being targeted, unsuccessfully, by the Labour right for deselection, presumably for showing up their leader and their whole faction.
And it seems Starmer didn’t find the issue important enough to pay attention as Byrne asked his question about extending free school meals to all children, to ensure all are properly fed without any child being stigmatised:
Starmer is increasingly being found out as a creature of the Establishment with no real interest in, or plans for, making the country a better place to live in for the cruelly-disadvantaged millions abused by the Tories – and he and his cronies are doing everything they can to kick out the few decent MPs like Byrne who are determined to use their position to improve the lives of those that the supposedly-mighty abuse and ignore.
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