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From The Socialist newspaper, 24 February 2016

Cameron, Cameron, meal snatcher

The government is closing a fund which helps remote primary schools feed children.

The fund was previously worth over 3,000 each for nearly 3,000 schools too small to benefit from bulk food discounts. From March, struggling primaries will have to find the money elsewhere or possibly stop serving free hot meals.

Proper nutrition is essential to physical development and learning ability. Thatcher ended free milk for kids during her tenure, leading to her rhyming "milk snatcher" nickname. Now Cameron wants to finish the job.

The Socialist fights every cut to education. Fund free, nutritious, hot meals for all children throughout their school years.

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