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Children hungry/MPs subsidised meals

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Esspee Mon 26-Oct-20 07:37:36

38 degrees is currently running a couple of petitions which I would ask you to consider signing-

Make sure no child in the U.K. goes hungry
No public money for MPs’ meals

I personally find it disgusting that the House can vote to allow children to go hungry whilst enjoying superb dining highly subsidised by you and me.

I don’t know how to do links and would be grateful if one of you could help. Otherwise google 38 degrees and enter the name of the petition. Thank you.

Grany Mon 26-Oct-20 07:52:32

A sign has been placed in the window stating: ‘David Morris MP is barred from entering this store for voting to starve children… ‘Along with 322 other Conservative MP’s he voted against extending free meals for kids. ‘He has been listed as one of the top ten MP’s claiming expenses with £77,676.00 spent so far. ‘He has also voted to give himself a pay rise of nearly £3400.00. Thatcher starved the miners. Morris starving the minors.’

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Marydoll Mon 26-Oct-20 07:55:53

Good morning Espee. You may wish to read the thread Free Meals, which has a fair number of posts about this.

Esspee Mon 26-Oct-20 07:56:52

Lovely to see individuals making a stand against such hypocrisy.

Have you signed the petitions Grany?

Grany Mon 26-Oct-20 07:59:45

Yes Esspee

Esspee Mon 26-Oct-20 08:03:27

Morning Marydoll. I haven’t seen that thread and it is not on Active. Did it have a link to the petitions?
If everyone who deplores the hypocrisy signs the petitions then at least we are making our voices heard.
The ballot box is a long time away.

Marydoll Mon 26-Oct-20 08:15:05
There you are Espee

Esspee Mon 26-Oct-20 08:23:51

Thank you Marydoll. I’m sure you’ve signed them.

Esspee Mon 26-Oct-20 08:24:53


NotSpaghetti Mon 26-Oct-20 08:27:50

My daughter says these petitions won't be looked at by the government as they put out information that they will only consider the ones on the government website now.
Has anyone got a link to any there?

Esspee Mon 26-Oct-20 08:41:52

They do react when there is a groundswell of public opinion and the media are happy to publicise the mounting signatures.

PECS Mon 26-Oct-20 08:42:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PECS Mon 26-Oct-20 11:05:59

Have any of you signed up to this group? It was started by a woman local to me and has now gone nationwide.

If you are someone willing and able to help people who are struggling to find money for meals or you are struggling to find money for meals yourself..worth checking it out.