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Laws and Salmond dig in over FSM fiasco

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not very jolley

Today, we saw two newsworthy developments with the ongoing free school meal fiasco; 
 
Firstly the SNP decide to follow Englands lead and introduce universal FSM to Scotland. Sadly they seen to have learned nothing from the mistakes made south of the border. The SNP ignored the initial capital costs, the practicalities of providing this many meals, they made dubious claims about the benefits of the policy including a bizarre claim about saving families £330 (equates to £1.73 per day). And as it is the SNP, Alex Salmon added in some incendiary independence rhetoric, just to liven things up. (As an aside the Welsh LibDems noticed that welsh children were being left behind by Scotland’s decision on FSM and I whilst I don’t normally engage with Celtic politics, this was notable because in their statement the welsh Lib Dems gave out the impression that free school meals means a free Hot…

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