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I was on free school meals—so I know what cutting them will mean

The Children's Society say new proposals could render a million children in poverty ineligible. But free school meals can make or break a child's future

By Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett  

Children eat school meals. Photo: PA

Sometimes, the sheer cartoon-villainess of the Conservative party would border on hilarity if it wasn’t so sad. “Do they realise how this looks?” I always wonder, as a chinless artisto with such a strong Victorian-workhouse-master vibe he might as well be wearing tails introduces the latest cruel-to-be-kind policy. You suspect they’d introduce mass kitten skinning if they could claim it was for the kittens’ own good.

Then you remember that these policies are…

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