‘Thicky’ Nicky Morgan spells it out: Tories denied poor children free school meals out of spite

‘We starve children’: Rishi Sunak’s slogan was a little different when he published it, but a member of the public has corrected it for him.

There’s a reason we call her “Thicky” Nicky. Tory High Command will be fuming this morning.

The reason? Former education secretary Nicky Morgan admitted on the BBC’s Question Time that she and her Conservative colleagues voted down a motion to give poverty-stricken children free school meals during the holidays – not for any practical reason, but because a Labour MP insulted one of them during the debate.

Angela Rayner has apologised for using that word during a speech by Christopher Clarkson. Considering the content of his speech, one is moved more to sympathy with her point of view than his.

So it is doubly hard to accept “Thicky” Nicky’s excuse as she peddled it out on Question Time – more so because she backpedalled in the face of criticism and tried to say the Labour Party was wrong to introduce the debate as an Opposition Day motion.

And she was still saying the Tories were reacting petulantly to the way the debate was being carried out, rather than to its content – the necessity of helping to feed children in England.

Those children are now set to starve, because Tories like Nicky Morgan made up excuses to be upset.

Here’s her outburst, as televised:

And here’s some of the outrage it sparked:


(There are more than 322 Tories but that’s the number of their MPs who voted down the motion to feed starving children.)


There are now moves to shame all the Tories who voted against this motion online, simply by pointing out what they did to their electorate.

This Writer notes that my own MP – Fay Jones – voted against it. She represents a Welsh constituency – and I don’t think it’s a good look for a Welsh Tory to be voting to starve English children.

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  1. Che October 23, 2020 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Every conservative MP without exception is scum. I actually call them another 4 letter word

    • Antony Dean October 23, 2020 at 6:33 pm - Reply

      I suspect no Tory MP has the warmth or the depth of that four letter word.

  2. dsbacon2017 October 23, 2020 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    The tories reaction to being called “scum” is tantamount to a drunk kicking his dog because it barked as he staggered through into his house.

  3. kateuk October 23, 2020 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    They would have voted against it anyway. There is money for their mates but not hungry children or poor people.

  4. Jeffrey October 23, 2020 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    But stammer the spammer isn’t any good either but the greed of our MPs shows through with another payrise greed hay while they allow poorest in society to go hungry and our benefits system is broken by their universal credits good name to beat the peasants further while stammer the spammer agrees with his Tory brothers shameful

  5. Mark Atchison October 23, 2020 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    One word covers the whole of the last 11 years. FASCISM. & the more one gets used to that fact, the less one will tend to find government policy surprisingly cruel.

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