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Shows the state of things over there that the big takeaway from the debate is that one didn't appear to be a senile old goat and the other a complete ****.
I'd love to think in four years time the American people will try to demand candidates that are at least not with one foot in the grave, Who ever wins will only serve one term, One because he has to stand down and the other he'll be in his 80's!
 

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If footballers are going step into the political bear pit, they’re going to have to expect the political class to bite back. For every Tory toenailer defending the Government there’s a Tory hating leftist hanging on the shirt tails of Rashford and attempting to damage the Government.
I hope Rashford has no skeletons in his cupboard because as sure as eggs are eggs the Government’s friends in the press will be searching desperately to dish the dirt on him.
Why should they bite back? I can't believe this has to be said, but they're making petty snipes over feeding starving children. Rashford isn't "stepping into politics", he's trying to feed starving children.

But thank you for reinforcing my point about how British politics is founded on negativity.
 

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You do realise an internship isn’t full time, paid, employment?

That said, 20/25% of under 30s in the uk aren’t white. 15% of bbc employees aren’t white. They are merely trying to be fair to the population as a whole. Sadly, those over 40 are largely being forgotten as there’s little money in the over 35 demographic. Problem is only over 40s watch tv like the bbc. My suspicion is they’re aware of the upcoming end of the license fee and working their way in with the yoot accordingly.
 

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I really admire how you can create an unshakeable belief in something based on a 5 year old internship advert. It's well established that you'll often just chuck up the first Google result without actually reading it, but surely the depths of the Daily Mail has a better example for you to triumphantly brandish as an incontrovertible truth?
 

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Do children actually starve in the UK in 2020 ? We know some go hungry, but are they starving ?
In the first 6 months of this year, nearly 2500 children were admitted to hospital with malnutrition. That's double the admissions in the same period last year.
 

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Do children actually starve in the UK in 2020 ? We know some go hungry, but are they starving ?
Think "Starving" is too strong a word to use but hungry is more appropriate in this. I can't believe we're having to have this conversation, Children in this day and age should NOT be going hungry. The Goverment are saying they're investing in the most vunerable children by way of the benefits system, £9bn is what they've quoted but respected bodies like the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and The Trussell Trust have seen marked increases in use of foodbanks which means more people are using them. You have to ask where exactly are the Government targeting?

Its not just about feeding hungry children but the whole Welfare System, Its easy cut the budget like they have over the last decade because certain papers and TV shows show thes people with loads of kids, Massive houses etc living the life of riley which for the vast majority of people on welfare is so far from the truth. The fact there are caps on benefits is making it tougher for people to feed themselves and their kids. To be frank living off welfare is nothing more than exsisting, If you rent, what you get is capped, Rents nowadays are sky high so you have to take money meant for other stuff to top so you can pay rent, Your utilities are on the highest tariffs because you pay by a "Paykey" rather than by direct debit, So you rob Peter to pay Paul.

I think what Marcus Rashford has highlighted is a failure of past and present Governments to help those in need, Social Housing is a Joke, A decent education is out of reach for poorer areas, Like the summer showed that if a bright pupil does well at a poorer state school their exams are marked down by exam people, Pure snobbery, Social mobility is a myth unless like Rashford you have a real talent and have a parent that is willing to miss meals to help you. Finally there has to be personal responsibility by the parent or parents, Without this, the rest is doom to failure
 

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If i had to agree with you we would both be wrong
I walked into that. Fair enough, you did what I asked 👍

I’m satisfied though that the number of times this happens is hugely disproportionate to the reaction it gets, but each to their own view.
TBH FBH it didn't take much finding and glad you didn't dismiss it as "well its the Express what else do you expect from that rag" type comment.
 
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