Rash­ford’s right

Daily Record - - RECORD VIEW -

MAR­CUS Rash­ford stunned Boris John­son with a cam­paign to give kids free school meals in sum­mer.

The Tory Prime Min­is­ter thought he could brush off the Eng­land striker.

But there was an in­evitable U-turn and Rash­ford claimed vic­tory on be­half of some of the coun­try’s poor­est chil­dren.

Now the PM seems to have for­got­ten the hu­mil­i­a­tion and is do­ing it all over again for Christ­mas.

The fo­cus on Down­ing Street and less for­tu­nate young­sters in Eng­land doesn’t mean Scot­land can ig­nore the prob­lem.

That’s why Scot­tish Labour leader Richard Leonard is pick­ing up the cam­paign in an at­tempt to coax Ni­cola Stur­geon into do­ing the right thing.

We asked if the SNP ad­min­is­tra­tion would do it, they said they’re “look­ing” at the cam­paign.

But there should be no need for a pause on this.

We know chil­dren need help, we know the Covid cri­sis is be­com­ing an eco­nomic cri­sis. And as he’s al­ready proved, Rash­ford doesn’t in­tend to miss the tar­get a sec­ond time.

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