The UK government voted against giving free school lunches to children in the holidays. Most of the government voted against giving children a weekly $20 food voucher. The government is under pressure to make a U-turn. In the summer, the footballer Marcus Rashford campaigned to get the government to give school lunches to poorer children during the coronavirus pandemic. The government listened and made a U-turn.
British people are angry because many children will not get a proper meal in the holidays. The UK's Prime Minister said he would not U-turn. He said he "totally understands" the issue of hunger. People on social media said this was not true because he comes from a rich family. People are also angry that COVID-19 consultants in the UK are paid over $8,000 a day, but children cannot get a free lunch. Many stores in the UK are banning politicians from their businesses.