What the free school meals scandal says about capitalism in Britain

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.

YCL: “Johnson, Sunak and Tories show their true colours over school meals”

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.

Wrong priorities in education

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

Greece: the school-student struggles for essential health protection measures and the activity of KNE

The International Relations Committee of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) details the ongoing fight by students in the country for proper and effective protection from COVID-19.

YCL: “6 months of Tory negligence & profiteering leave Britain dangerously underprepared for second COVID-19 spike”

The Young Communist League has issued an updated statement on the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, in response to the arrival of a second spike across Britain and the imposition of new lockdown measures.

Covid-19 outbreaks across university campuses

Over the weekend, it was announced that students in Scotland and in Manchester were to be placed under further restrictions following significant outbreaks of Covid-19. In Manchester, 127 students have tested positive for the virus, while around 1,700 university students have been told to self-isolate.