Axing free school meals 'is political suicide', Jamie Oliver warns

Calls grew today for Theresa May to formally announce she has dumped her plan to scrap universal free school meals from the Queen’s Speech.


Celebrity chef and food campaigner Jamie Oliver said the Prime Minister would be committing “political  suicide” if she tried to push it through Parliament. 


He added: “I’ll be truly amazed if Theresa goes through with abolishing infant free school meals... Britain does not want this, parents do not want this, even Conservative ministers do not want this. Does Theresa really have the gall to ask our Queen to rob our  youngest, most vulnerable kids of a proper nutritious meal?” More than 60,000 parents have so far signed a petition led by a London head teacher against the proposals. 


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