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4 Nov, 2020 09:09

Lord Griffiths on free school meals crisis: Boris Johnson doesn’t understand poverty! (E943)

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Lord Griffiths of Burry Port about why the UK government has not extended free school meals across school holidays, despite the economic crisis caused by Covid-19, meaning 1 million children could go hungry. He discusses why old Etonians such as Boris Johnson don’t understand poverty, his own experience growing up in poverty and his need for free school meals as a child, the growing use of food banks and charity organisations by families to get food, the impacts of austerity over the last 10 years and much more! Finally, we speak to Rou Reynolds, lead singer of Enter Shikari. He discusses the letter he wrote to Chancellor Rishi Sunak, asking for more financial aid for the arts and music sector, the disparity in which sectors within art and music get funding, the government’s alleged ‘culture war’ on the rock, indie and alternative cultures, politics becoming more uncivilised and much more!

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