Victor Mildew wrote:They're not even lockdowns though. Being able to largely carry on as normal is in no way a lockdown.
It makes me laugh when I see people complaining about this being like living under a dictatorship. Even at its height it was the most relaxed and easiest to abuse lockdown possible and idiots think it's like the Third Reich just because the pub was shut and they had to wear a mask in a shop.
captain red dog wrote:I'm uncomfortable with the idea that it should be schools that are expected to feed children whilst they are not in school, schools already have enough on their plates (excuse the pun).
Surely an even easier way would be to increase child benefit for children entitled to school meals over the school holiday periods?
Schools are already setup for feeding children so it makes sense to expand their role. It also ensures a nutritious meal which isn't guaranteed when you just give the parents the money.
It should also be cheaper for the schools to feed the children due to economies of scale, but in current times with everything outsourced to private companies that probably isn't the case any more.
Burnham is absolutely digging his heels in on Manchester going in to Tier 3 lockdown. This is shaping up to be quite the confrontation. I really hope he doesn't meekly surrender to a promise of a few more quid (that'll probably never arrive).