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Boris Johnson has praised the work of Marcus Rashford as ‘terrific’ but confirmed he had not spoken to the footballer since June. Rashford, who has been leading a campaign on free school meals, vented his ‘despair’ last week as Labour’s plea for free school meals to be extended over the holidays to stop children going hungry was ignored by the government.
Speaking during a visit to a hospital in Reading, the prime minister said: ‘We don’t want to see children going hungry this winter, this Christmas, certainly not as a result of any inattention by this government – and you are not going to see that.’ He defended the government’s position saying that councils had been given extra cash and universal credit had increased
Source: The Guardian
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