Not Milk

£50m is not a trivial amount, it is the amount taxpayers spend on free milk in schools. Winston Churchill once said

“There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.”

It doesn’t make political sense to cut this expenditure, it will evoke “Maggie Thatcher, Milk Snatcher” memories. As keen on deficit cutting as Guido is, and at the risk of being expelled from membership of the Taxpayers Alliance, this seems too full of potent symbolism to be given a priority. Mike Smithson suspects it is a ruse, only floated to be given up as a public concession to LibDems who are getting squeamish at the sight of blood from the coming cuts.

If it is, it is too clever by half…

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Lucy Allan explains her positive comments about the Brexit Party…

“If EU elections are held, Leave supporting voters will want to vote for Leave supporting candidates… Usual party loyalties will be eclipsed by the Leave v Remain divide. It’s good to see strong candidates in the Leave camp. However, I sincerely hope we leave the EU before these elections are held so that we can move on and not waste time and money on unnecessary EU elections.”


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