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Is a free school meals U-turn inevitable?

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Boris Johnson said the government would ‘do everything in our power’ to ensure children wouldn’t go hungry over Christmas, after backlash over their refusal to extend free school meals over the holiday. Tory MPs have criticised the position following a campaign by Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford, with Sir Bernard Jenkin saying the government had ‘misunderstood the mood of the country’. Is a U-turn now inevitable? John Connolly speaks to James Forsyth and Cindy Yu.

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