Campaigners from the new Education Anti-Poverty Coalition are calling for child benefit to rise by £20 a week and the expansion of free school meals to tackle poverty and ensure all pupils have a fair chance at school. According to newspaper reports the coalition includes the Fair Education Alliance, Child Poverty Action Group and National Education Union.
It is an obvious point, but one that we should not tire of making, that the prevalence and undeniable necessity of food banks are signs of a failed economic system.
In this instalment of Members Voice, Birmingham WPB activist Jess Williams gives an impassioned call to action. British workers need socialism now – not just for ourselves, but for theContinue reading “Members Voice: Only organised workers can fight back against child hunger!”
The Workers Party welcomes the government’s latest U-turn – forced by the outrage of the working class generally and the high-profile campaigning of England football star Marcus Rashford in particular – over the plight of hungry children in Britain, but we believe the state should go much further in ensuring a decent start for all Britain’s children.
The Workers Party of Britain applauds the England star footballer Marcus Rashford in his campaign and petition for free school meals for British children.