Public Think Marcus Rashford & Piers Morgan Doing Better Job Than Keir Starmer

As you can see from the Ipsos MORI chart above, the public think Marcus Rashford is far more effective at holding the government to account than the official leader of the opposition. Even Piers Morgan is thought to be having more impact, than the official leader of her Majesty’s opposition, which is sure to feed into his ego. Broadcasters are also rated higher than the leader of the opposition…

When you look at net approval rating Rashford really romps home at +47, Piers is on +7, broadcasters +2, Keir’s on +1, and newspapers actually have a negative approval rating of -11. Politicians all have even worse double digit negative approval ratings…

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Food Box Firm Under Fire from Rashford is Part of his Own Food Poverty Task Force

Food firm Chartwells has been under fire today for providing “unacceptable” free school meal hampers, which according to one social media user contained just £5.22 worth of food for 10 days – significantly less than the £30 value advertised. The firm’s CEO Charlie Brown claims it was actually 5 days of free school lunches (not 10 days) and the charge for food, packing and distribution was £10.50 not £30 as suggested. Either way the nation’s self-appointed food poverty czar has been on their case all day, holding a phone call with the Department for Education trying to “fix” the situation. Guido wonders why Rashford didn’t call Chartwells himself, after all they are a member of Rashford’s own Child Food Poverty Taskforce…

Last month, the footballer welcomed the company’s addition to his Child Food Poverty taskforce with open arms:

And despite the day’s controversy, their logo continues to appear prominently next to Marcus’s on the pressure group’s website:

According to Compass Group, Chartwells was also the “first school caterer to join Child Food Poverty Taskforce”, supporting the taskforce to expand free school meals to every child and holiday provision to 1.1 million children, with Chartwells’ Charlie Brown (him again) commenting:

“Marcus Rashford’s campaign shines a much-needed spotlight on the issue of child food poverty. We know how important nutritious food is to educational attainment, and that food provision is a real struggle for some families, so we fully support widening access to free school meals.”

Surely Rashford’s own Child Food Poverty Taskforce’s suppliers can’t be at fault…

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Rashford’s BBC Publicist

When Tim Davie took the helm of the BBC two months ago, he told his reporters, “If you want to be an opinionated columnist or a partisan campaigner on social media, then that is a valid choice, but you should not be working at the BBC,” going on to threaten stars they will be taken “off Twitter” for breaking impartiality rules.

With this in mind, Davie may want to take a look at the feed of BBC Breakfast presenter Sally Nugent, who has long overstepped the mark from reporting to campaigning on behalf of Marcus Rashford, actively promoting his government attacks and statements, as well as being the first person Marcus goes to for interviews.

It’s a miracle for Marcus he’s managed to run everything through a top BBC reporter for months now…

Rashford’s slick and professional campaign comms have been commented on – especially his ability to eloquently and magnanimously oppose verbal attacks on Tory MPs just minutes after the end of a football match yesterday. In June it was reported Rashford had been signed up by Jay Z-founded PR agency Roc Nation. Guido thinks it’s remarkable for a BBC reporter to be so publicly chummy with Rashford’s director of brand strategy, Kelly Hogarth, with whom she’s mutual friends on Instagram…

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Hancock Mistakenly Praises “Daniel Rashford” for “Terrific” Campaign

Two days ago, Marcus Rashford was told by the Government’s spokesperson that the PM would respond to his free school meals campaign as soon as he could.

At yesterday’s press conference he heard Boris claim he’d only become aware of the campaign that day.

This morning Matt Hancock praised someone called “Daniel Rashford” for his “terrific” campaign. So terrific the Health Secretary couldn’t remember Marcus’s name…

UPDATE: Matt Hancock has explained the mistake to LBC, saying his daughter had been reading the Harry Potter as he left for work and therefore perhaps had Danial Radcliffe on the brain.

A likely story from Mike Hancock…

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