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ramone

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If i had to agree with you we would both be wrong
Poor diet will be a fair percentage of that figure & sadly some parents do neglect their children where nutrition is concerned.
When you see the same kids day after day stood in the queue at the local chip shop because some parents just cant be assed to cook you have to think what its doing to the kids health in later life.
 

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Would be interesting to see if there’s a correlation in the rise of fast food, and people not cooking with my perceived rise of two parents working full time.
 

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposes a 70% tax rate on earnings over $10 million.
I undrestand that between 1936 and 1982 the top marginal tax rate in the US never fell below 70%. The current rate is 37%.
There was a debate at Davos 2019 involving Michael Dell and moderated by a Washington Post economics correspondent who did not seem to know the facts. Funny in a way but frightening in another.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's tax plan dissed at Davos CNN 01:48
Also at Davos 2019 a Dutch historian Rutger Bregman talked about tax avoidance "I feel like I am at a firefighters conference and no one's allowed to speak about water". Again funny in a way.
How a Historian Nailed Billionaires for Their Greed at Davos | NowThis 04:34

Biden may be a bit of an old codger but I believe the Democratic Party as a whole has capable people who ask the right questions. Whilst here in the UK Socialism dare not speak its name.
 

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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.
It's a shocking number, but I'll wager that not all (or anything like all) the parents of the 2500 were physically unable to afford the food. Sadly basic neglect plays as much of a role as not having the means. That is not to try and gloss over the fact there is a problem, there is.

The sad truth is that a lot of kids only get a meal when at School and Schools have many trained people to look out for the symptoms of malnutrition. Hence why lockdown / schools closed was such a disaster and would have been driving an increase in these stats
 

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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.
I hate to break it to you but politics everywhere is by definition negatively adversarial, as it should be when competing parties are engaged in a battle of ideas. Even in the democratic utopia you seem to think NZ is there will be another group of politicians and their supporters who are portraying the party in power and their policies in a wholly negative light.
I don’t know your personal politics but I suspect the reason you think the U.K. politics is “founded on negativity” is because things have probably not gone your way recently as regards elections and maybe a certain referendum. Apologies if I’ve called that wrong, but just because you’ve got a downer on the current direction of the country doesn’t mean your theory about the comparative negativity of British politics is true.
 

elginCity

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Rashford MBE is undeniably political, but is an independent campaigner for a single issue. ( or 2 if you include BLM )

To my knowledge he hasn’t pledged allegiance to any particular political party, and if anything, the Labour Party is supporting him, and his campaign.

Politically wiser for Vote Leave to perform yet another u-turn, rather than attack the man they gave an MBE to, and who has no intention of standing for Parliament. Not a good look.
 

Hermann

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I hate to break it to you but politics everywhere is by definition negatively adversarial, as it should be when competing parties are engaged in a battle of ideas. Even in the democratic utopia you seem to think NZ is there will be another group of politicians and their supporters who are portraying the party in power and their policies in a wholly negative light.
I don’t know your personal politics but I suspect the reason you think the U.K. politics is “founded on negativity” is because things have probably not gone your way recently as regards elections and maybe a certain referendum. Apologies if I’ve called that wrong, but just because you’ve got a downer on the current direction of the country doesn’t mean your theory about the comparative negativity of British politics is true.
Nothing to do with the fact I was on the losing side of the referendum and several GEs. It has always been thus, under whichever government was in power and both sides are as bad as each other. That's fine if they want to call each other scum etc., but taking potshots at someone who is just trying to help the poorest in society is a bad look. Take issue with those on the other side attempting to make political capital out of this, fine, but Rashford has honourable intentions.
 

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In RaWZ we trust....Amen.
I can’t understand why the government is digging their heels in over the free school meals during the school holidays?(in England)

With the money that has been thrown around in recent months,it makes no sense to have the issue festering for days with no doubt a U turn coming up.
 
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