“TIME FOR A SWIFT ONE IN THE SUBSIDISED BAR BEFORE WE GET A FREE TAXI HOME?
I just saw this, posted on Twitter by Craig Dempsey. It seems somehow especially appropriate today given the vote to take free school meals away from around a million kids from poorer families in England.
This deal was set to cover Northern Ireland as well as England (because the province has no government), but Mrs May was obliged to remove the children there in order to get the voted of the DUP, who then happily voted to hurt English kids. (These are the people who demand that there be no difference between their province and their beloved England…except of course when it suits them eg abortion, same-sex marriage, etc, and now free school meals).
In one of the richest countries in the world (they keep on telling us), why are the English depriving their kids of the one semi-balanced meal they might get in a day? And why can it even be possible for the Northern Irish to be able to vote on this if it doesn’t affect them?
Scottish MPs were, of course, excluded from the vote under the EVEL law brought in the day after the last Scottish referendum, but that didn’t stop Scottish Tories trooping through the antiquated lobbies anyway and then having their votes discounted.
Exactly why they did this isn’t known.
It could be that they were too thick to realise that they weren’t allowed to vote on something that was Engish only. (They’ve only been there for 9 months or so. They still probably aren’t quite sure where the toilets are…although I’m betting they know the way to the subsidised restaurants and bars).
On the other hand, however, perhaps it was the thrill of doing something so utterly despicable that was just irresistible. Let’s starve poor kids, even though they are outwith our jurisdiction. Yippee.
Whatever it was, I wish we, the public, could respond by saying that cheap meals and drinks in the Commons and Lords, should now, in view of the ever-crumbling economic situation, be restricted to those who can show without a doubt that they earn less than the so-called “Living Wage”.
These people make my flesh creep.
There’s a list of this **** here.