September 18th, 2013

Boris Comes Out Against Free School Meals Expansion
Mayor Rules Out Third Term in City Hall

Speaking to Guido after his speech at the Institute of Directors this morning, the Mayor of London publicly criticised plans to massively expand free school meals for children:

“I tell you, it would be very easy to say, I think.. I think that it’s real you know errr I, what I think is there should be compulsion to eat the school meal, but I am in no means against getting parents who can pay for to pay for it.”

He added, “I have no problem with the concept of dinner money.” When Guido pushed him on his position, asking directly whether rich parents should be subsidised, the Mayor replied: “No well… Look I’m sure the government have a very good reason for doing it.” Quite what that is remains a mystery to many Tories…

Coincidently, the Boris ruled out running for a third term in City Hall:

“I can rule that out, I can rule everything out”.

But then, that’s what Ken said…


85 Comments

  1. 1
    Schrödinger's cat says:

    Well said that man.

  2. 2
    Jack the Ripper says:

    Boris’s comments are like school dinners themselves – you can never be sure what’s in them.

  3. 3
    Pollytwaddle says:

    +1

  4. 4
    Oliver says:

    Parents who send their kids to school hungry are obviously not very good fucking parents.
    Masking this fact by chucking free school meals around is just another sticking plaster on the cracks of the failed liberal experiment in which we live.

  5. 5
    Andrew Efiong says:

    This “free lunch” universal benefit is dubious. Spending should be directed at paupers and cripples.

  6. 6
    One N, Two Bs , Two Ts says:

    I grew up on free school bananas. Never did me any harm.

  7. 7
    Popularity Watch says:

    We think Cleggs Free School dinner announcement was timed to jump of the bandwagon of the Daniel Pelka inquiry.

  8. 8
    Err says:

    Is this a prelude to free HOC dinners?

  9. 9
    The Secretary, The Bullingdon Club says:

    Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson

    Dear Al

    Despite numerous requests there are still bills outstanding for dinners of which you partook while you were here at “school”. Given that you have no problem with dinner money we thought you would be pleased to settle the outstanding account as soon as possible.

    Yours, as ever

    Hon Sec

  10. 10
    Common Purpose worker says:

    Sorry about the neglect beatings and abuse in your chaotic home kids so here’s a free dinner as compensation.

  11. 11
    Err says:

    Did your mum climb the wall to get them?

  12. 12
    Surely, his inability to speak properly rules him out? says:

    There’s a reason he comes across as a floppy-haired knob.

  13. 13
    Common Purpose worker says:

    If Daniel had more flesh on his bones as a result of eating free school meals then that might have prevented them from being broken by his parents,
    Lessons will be learned.

  14. 14
    retardEd Miliband says:

    Yeth, he ith utheleth, ithn’t he?

  15. 15
    Away with the great unwashed! says:

    And providing soap and other toiletries to smelly people.

  16. 16
    Thanks, LimpDims, now I have to buy lunch for millionaires' kids says:

    Yes, but his ‘family’ (if you can call it that) already qualified for free subsidised school meals.

  17. 17
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP

  18. 18
    Fatbot says:

    Us mums go to the wall for free food…

  19. 19
    Thespian with a Shakespearian Bent says:

    I think he could have put it more succintly. It’s something we learned early at RADA. Of course, Eton’s not in the same class.

  20. 20
    Err says:

    .. slightly contradictory…parents=fucking=kids

  21. 21
    Earnest Hemingway says:

    Poisson, Poisson!

  22. 22
    Disappointed says:

    “what I think is there should be compulsion to eat the school meal”

    Oh really?

    Fuck you then Boris. Won’t be getting my vote.

  23. 23
    Popularity Watch says:

    Why didn’t the teacher’s intervene when they saw the poor child savaging in the school bins? – Another state school failure!

  24. 24
    Is he really the best we can do? says:

    Plus the casual adultery shows a flawed character.

  25. 25
    Anonymous says:

    It makes my skin crawl to think that the same teachers who thought skinny 4 year olds stealing food from rubbish bins is normal, are still in post.

  26. 26
    School Dinner Experience Facilitator (aka "dinner lady") says:

    .. and we know you wanted bacon, egg and chips, but in the interests of multiculturalism and equality, and because one of our 400 pupils is a muzzbot who must under no circumstances be offended by anything, ever, here’s a plate of halal beef stew. Try not to think about the animal’s unnecessary suffering whilst you eat it.

    Oh, sorry, another of our 400 pupils is offended by beef. Sh*t. OK, look, here’s a bowl of tofu. Enjoy.

  27. 27
    Why don't you eat the shite then? says:

    “I think is there should be compulsion to eat the school meal”

    Clearly the buffoon has never seen the revolting slops served up as ‘food’ to ordinary schoolchildren, by local authority’s.

  28. 28
    The Quiet Man says:

    Your logic is faulty, school meals stand a good chance of being Sh1T on account of the fact that they have a cost that is less than that of the meals served to prisoners.

    Therefore, these unfed children of which you speak, are likely to not eat them, whether they be free or not :)

  29. 29
    Mitch says:

    My understanding is they did, but it all flowed down to Social Services, who could teach Ghengis Khan a few things about malicious indifference.

  30. 30
    Anonymous says:

    Im sure it is within a teachers remit to report things like this asap. There must be a member of staff responsible for “safeguarding” in each school.

  31. 31
  32. 32
    Dumb Libs says:

    HS2 £25 Billion
    Or
    Free School meals for whole of eastern Europe £25Billion.
    The choice is yours

  33. 33
    A good parent says:

    That state has proven itself to be a bitch of a mother when it comes to children’s welfare.
    Shove your free school meal bribe up your arse.

  34. 34
    Benefits are for ciggies mum says:

    ” If you want food, then go to school”

  35. 35
    Ex Pop says:

    You’ve never eaten at Eton then?

  36. 36
    Thanks, LimpDims, now I have to buy lunch for millionaires' kids says:

    I wonder what sort of compulsion they’ll use. Whips, perhaps?

  37. 37
    Eton Parent says:

    The Inn on the Bridge used to be quite good.

  38. 38
    Another shit for brains 'teecher' says:

    Look, childhood obesity is a major problem.

    Now why can’t you over weight kids be nice and slim like Daniel?

    Where is Daniel? Has anyone seen Daniel recently?

  39. 39
    Thanks, LimpDims, now I have to buy lunch for millionaires' kids says:

    If only HS2 really was going to cost us £25 billion. It might have been a good idea at that price, rather than the actual cost of £70billion+ that Dave thinks is a wise investment.

  40. 40
    People of Britain says:

    Labour Party – Gordon Brown

    Dear Gordon,

    Despite numerous requests there are still bills outstanding for unemployment and debt of which you partook while you were here at “government”. Given that you have no problem with charging huge sums to speak at Hedge Fund soirees we thought you would be pleased to settle the outstanding account as soon as possible.

    Yours, as ever

    Everyone

  41. 41
    Humour bypass surgeon says:

    Would you like a reversal?

  42. 42
    Joe Normal says:

    It’s not free if you’ve got to pay for it, and it’s not really a bribe given they’re trying to bribe you with your own money.

  43. 43
    Balls Watch says:

  44. 44
    Snackeriffic says:

    Or go and graze is aisles at Asda.

  45. 45
    Popularity Watch says:

    +1000

  46. 46
    Err says:

    I think he/she meant the number of East European ‘ imports ‘ is also rising

  47. 47
    Snackeriffic says:

    is = the.

  48. 48
    Point of Information 7 says:

    O/T – Sort of, but good article re: Syr!a:

    Relevance at all to this post ?

    The dichotomy of credibility vs. reputation.

    What is more illuminating is that the article questions towards the end the impact of herd mentality (read: Group think / collectivist consensus) on the decision making process and points out that disagreement is dangerous to those who wish to protect the consensus they believe they have cultivated; perhaps with the self serving objective of protecting their own reputation over good decision making.

    Boris’ support of the school dinner proposal perhaps reflects this thinking in part. Other than sidelining an issue which one would associate with Labour, he may be aligning with it to build sound bites to compost a new reputation as a social democrat.

    As with the Syr!a issue, such ‘group think’ approaches will lead to poor policy decisions and failure only corrected when a more authoritarian voice speaks and resonates with public opinion.

  49. 49
    Dysfunctional PC public sector says:

    They should have told the SS that the child’s parents voted for UKIP, that would have raised their attention level to maximum danger, rather than what ever.

  50. 50
    Oliver says:

    My logic is that free school meals are being used to prop up the bad parenting that 50 years of liberal bollocks have produced.

  51. 51
    Thanks, LimpDims, now I have to buy lunch for millionaires' kids says:

    Yes, got it.

    The cost per child of the LimpDim plan is £400 per year, and I wonder how many Romanians are going to show up by the time this ‘free’ meal thingy kicks off. Did the LimpDims factor this in?

    Mind you, apparently there won’t be enough school places for the kids, anyway, so maybe we won’t have to buy them lunch after all.

  52. 52
    Common purpose Teacher says:

    We thought that looking skinny and bruised was part of Daniels Eastern European culture.
    We didn’t want to offend anyone by doing something.
    Lessons however will be learned.

  53. 53
    Halal Fish Finger says:

    “I feel like my throat has been cut”

  54. 54
    Or well donkey benjamine says:

    indifference?
    try blind rabid social engineering experiment using apparatchik monkeys

    also
    google milgram

  55. 55
    albacore says:

    Good job the government’s got a limitless credit card
    Working to a budget’s silly. It’s incredibly hard
    Nobody thought Gordon’s idiocy could be beaten
    But, there you go, there’s nowt defeats the big kids from Eton

  56. 56
    Anonymous 1 says:

    PoI 7. You really must try harder. Bill Quango was up to 9 on his last.

  57. 57
    Have you seen the size of that knob says:

    They really broke the mould at the penis pump factory when they made Ed Balls.

  58. 58
    Broken Clock: wrong 1,438 times a day, right, twice says:

    Broken clock time Ed, Johnson is indeed useless.

  59. 59
    Jamie Oliver says:

    Eggs are cheap.
    Growing number of pensioners with Parkinson’s
    Give the kids omelettes.
    Job done!

  60. 60
    R4 PM thoyught it was a cracking scheme says:

    Can’t make up my mind what I’m most annoyed about.

    Dave’s gubberment robbing me to pay for India’s space program or Dave’s gubberment robbing me to pay for Islington’s school meals.

    What a shower of shite.

  61. 61
    The Quiet Man says:

    Ahh, I see, its been in limbo since the days of Modest Clem.

  62. 62
    A Letter from David Cameron says:

    Dear East Europeans.

    Come on in, the school meals are on Us.

  63. 63
    Any advance on Three hundred Billion? says:

    The £72 billion and rising is just for the bare bones. It doesn’t include the multitude of extras like trains, offices and staff that are required to make a railway.

  64. 64
    Billy Connolly says:

    You crack the eggs,
    I’ll crack the jokes

  65. 65
    Fishy says:

    “The UK economy has finally reached its Costa Concordia moment. Because after two-and-half years of parbuckling the labour is complete and the rotation has been accomplished and though the damage is still I think manifest and the caissons have not yet been entirely drained of debt, I think you would agree that the keel is off the rocks and at last we can feel motion, relief. I have no inclination at all to hand back the bridge to the people who were at the wheel when it ran aground.”

    Yeah Boris, but there going to tow the hulk to Sicily where it’s going to be broken up for scrap.

  66. 66
    Who stole and then misused my apostrophe? says:

    ….or learned proper English either by the look of it.

  67. 67
    BBC says:

    ” World’s oldest child claims he was sexually assaulted”

    Met. to send teams world-wide in a bid to improve their tans.

  68. 68
    Anonymous says:

    Can they get a doggy bag to send home.

  69. 69
    Gordon Brown says:

    That would cost very little in my case – a most prudent suggestion!

  70. 70
    Commen Sense says:

    A cnut in other words ?

  71. 71
    Yeah, right.... says:

    So what is the point?

    Better surely to cut parent’s taxes and allow them to spend the extra money on

    1. Wholesome, organic and fair trade nutrition for their children’s packed lunches

    or

    2. Cheese strings, KFCs, Red Bull and Marlbros

  72. 72
    Commen Sense says:

    The Lynton Crosby troll is out again.

  73. 73
    Mrs Havisham says:

    I doubt that Boris could be elected for a third term. What with him wanting to import half of Turkey here and his tacky private life, in my opinion the gloss has worn off. Also I have never seen anyone riding one of his bikes.

  74. 74
    Disappointed says:

    Never did him any harm

  75. 75
    Lost in Clacton says:

    Do they still put prunes in the semolina pudding?

  76. 76
    Abdel from Tooting says:

    I am a parent.

    I have a micro wave.

  77. 77
    Happier with my own sandwiches says:

    Compulsary … and we have to pay for it .. and we have to subsidise those who tick the boxes.

    Pretty par-for-the-course busy-body bullying and nannying politiician.

  78. 78
    Boris says:

    Cream with gypsy tart?

  79. 79

    @sockpuppet at 1:22 pm

    No number! Fake!

    104311

  80. 80

    Watch out dave boris is coming

  81. 81
    Cornish Pilchard says:

    Is there a book on how much this new policy will save Boris?

  82. 82
    MP's missus says:

    Boris thinks dinner money is what you shell out at the Ivy when you want to get your leg over. And mostly he’s right. Very Right!

  83. 83
    Luncheon!!! says:

    FFS!

  84. 84
    Luncheon!!! says:

    No, he is just breathing hard……

  85. 85

    I hardly comment, but I browsed a bunch of comments on Boris Comes Out Against Free
    School Meals Expansion Mayor Rules Out Third Term in City Hall – Guy Fawkes’ blog.
    I actually do have a couple of questions for you if you don’t mind.
    Could it be simply me or do a few of these comments come across like they are written
    by brain dead people? :-P And, if you are writing at additional online sites, I would like to follow
    everything fresh you have to post. Would you post a
    list of every one of all your social networking sites like your twitter feed, Facebook page
    or linkedin profile?


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