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Starver’s bank holiday for ‘Lionesses’ would’ve cost more than ending 2-child cap

‘Labour leader’ wants to keep more than a million children hungry, but wanted bank holiday for England women’s football team – which would have cost (lots) more

Keir Starmer’s call for an extra bank holiday to celebrate if the England Women’s football team had won the world cup would have cost the UK an estimated £2.9 billion.

Starmer and his partners in crime have promised to keep the Tories’ evil two-child limit on social security benefits – even though ending it would immediately lift 250,000 children out of poverty and massively improve the situations of another 850,000 or more – because the UK supposedly can’t afford it. He even mocked those who dared to disagree.

Ending that evil would have an up-front cost of £1.3 billion, less than half the cost of the extra bank holiday Starmer wanted to create in order to suck up to little-Englanders. And in fact, ending the evil would have cost far less than that – because ending the two-child cap would save the UK around £40 billion.

In other words, Starmer would rather keep poor children hungry than save billions – and would happily have spent almost £3bn on a jingoism-jolly. But the only appearance of this fact in the so-called ‘mainstream’ media was in a letter to the Guardian by Richard Price.

Establishment lackey Starmer’s apparent hatred of poor children runs so deep that his nickname of ‘Sir Kid Starver’ is more than well deserved. It barely scratches the surface.

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