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Marcus Rashford: his campaign has won. But would it have succeeded if a member of the pubic had been making the call?

This is a victory – but you must remember that Boris Johnson wanted your children to starve.

It is only the fact that this was a public relations disaster that has changed his mind. If Marcus Rashford had not launched a popular campaign, the Tories would have withdrawn the cash and given it to their fat corporate friends instead.

Remember that while you read that 1.3 million children will now benefit from funding that Johnson had previously claimed was not available. What about the other 1.7 million? Will they still go hungry?

Almost 1.3 million school children in England – accounting for 15.4% of state-educated pupils – were eligible for and claiming free school meals according to the latest available data.

That’s interesting. It was three million in the stories about Mr Rashford’s campaign before he won.

He tweeted:

It is indeed.

England in 2020 is a place where the government deliberately tries to harm its citizens…

… and where it only gives anything back in fear of harmful publicity from a campaign by a highly-visible public figure. If Joe Bloggs from a small village had run this campaign, your children would be skin and bone by September.

Source: Marcus Rashford: School scheme extended after footballer’s campaign – BBC News