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Tories in turmoil over Marcus Rashford's free school meals drive

Added 10-25-20 12:36:04pm EST - “Downing Street yesterday insisted it would not back down on calls made by the Manchester United player Marcus Rashford for school meals to be funded over the school holiday until Easter 2021.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Tories in turmoil over Marcus Rashford's free school meals drive”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Downing Street insisted yesterday that it would not back down over footballer Marcus Rashford's campaign for free school meals – as Tory party rifts over the issue burst out into the open.

Two Tory MPs were criticised for controversial remarks about the Manchester United player's call for the meals to be funded over the school holidays until Easter 2021, with one suggesting that the money went to 'crack dens and brothels'.

The other implied hospitality firms which stepped in to offer free food did not need Government help.

It came as No 10 moved quickly to stress that an aide to Chancellor Rishi Sunak who promised a 'detailed statement' on the issue was speaking in a personal capacity and not signalling a U-turn.

Downing Street yesterday insisted it would not back down on calls made by the Manchester United player Marcus Rashford for school meals to be funded over the school holiday until Easter 2021

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