The Young Communist League has issued an updated statement on the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic in response to the massive increase in deaths and new infections and the government’s total failure to battle the crisis.
The free school meals company, Chartwells UK, linked to the Tories, has been publicly shamed on social media after its food parcels were sent to poor families to replace £30 vouchers only to find out that the food was worth significantly below £10.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announced delays in the reopening of schools and colleges a few days ago, against a backdrop of the UK COVID-19 death toll reaching over 70,000.
The refusal to extend free school meals over Christmas has met a lot of backlash. The predicted cost of this scheme would only be around £20 million as only 15% of students were estimated to be receiving free school meals. This number accounts for about 1.3 million children but the actual figure is now estimated to have risen to around 2 million.
The Young Communist League has issued a statement on the sickening refusal by the government to guarantee free school meals during holidays until next Easter.
In the last few weeks the Tories, headed by Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education (pictured), have been busy putting out new information for schools to safeguard children. Unfortunately the threats they’re tackling are not the growing threat of coronavirus, but the threat to their minds from dangerous ideas like anti-capitalism