Friday Links: Just agree to feed hungry children

Happy Friday!

I’m afraid that the world is not in a better state than it was last week and seems to be slightly worse. I’m seeing lots of people I know (and some I don’t) really struggle with the state of it all and being home so much. For me, I take some comfort because I have actually been through worse, I’m spending more time being thankful for how lucky I know I am right now and that’s helping. However, that doesn’t mean that the state of the world isn’t terrible and I’m not upset about it…

So here are this week’s links…

The government’s secretive Covid contracts are heaping misery on Britain

Boris falls into Keir’s tiers trap and goes full delusional over TfL

Boris Johnson should backtrack on free school meals. But the damage is done. There was a time when we used to joke that the only time my mother used a certain word (begins with C rhymes with Hunt) was about Tony Blair. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still not keen on Mr Blair but I almost feel that we deployed the C word too soon. Because compared to this useless cabinet of cockwombles, Tony Blair stands as a champion of moral rectitude. If you can find £50 million for an imaginary garden bridge and £12bn for a test and trace system that doesn’t actually work. You can find it to feed children. Frankly, I don’t give a monkeys why they are hungry, you should just feed them. If they are hungry because their parents are neglectful (highly bloody unlikely) then social services should be dealing with it. But that will cost more money than bloody providing them with meals in the school holidays.

This is fantastic, How Many Meals?. Type in your MP and it’ll tell you now many free school meals their expenses would pay for?

Policies, Persons, and Paths to Ruin. John Piper is not someone I agree with theologically or politically but this is important. I don’t agree with all of his conclusions but he has a point and he’s a conservative thinker, so it’s good to know where evangelical Americans could end up…

We live in a terrible world and I’m about to put this on the wall next to my desk and thought it might cheer some people up.

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