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SARAH VINE: How could No10 let free school meals turn into a dog's dinner?

Added 10-25-20 06:36:02am EST - “SARAH VINE: Malcolm Tucker, No 10's adviser in TV's The Thick Of It, would no doubt have a colourful word to describe the Government's handling of the Marcus Rashford/free school meals debacle.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “SARAH VINE: How could No10 let free school meals become dog's dinner?”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Malcolm Tucker, No 10's brutal chief adviser in the TV satire The Thick Of It, would no doubt have a colourful word to describe the way the Government has handled the Marcus Rashford/free school meals debacle.

But this is a family newspaper, so let's just call it a complete and utter disaster. An embarrassing own goal.

Don't get me wrong: I understand the frustrations of Ministers who feel very strongly that policies should not be dictated by vacuous celebrities. Also, that government should never be bounced into doing things just because someone with a lot of Twitter followers says it should. That is generally a wise principle.

Malcolm Tucker (left, played by Peter Capaldi) , No 10's brutal chief adviser in the TV satire The Thick Of It, would no doubt have a colourful word to describe the way the Government has handled the Marcus Rashford (right)/free school meals debacle

When it comes to child poverty and free school meals, Marcus Rashford (above) is not just any celebrity. He is someone who has credibility in this area of debate

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