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Corbyn: ‘We should not have hungry young children in Scotland’

Jeremy Corbyn: Visiting school meals program in North Ayrshire (file pic).

Jeremy Corbyn: Going to faculty meals program in North Ayrshire (file pic).

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Jeremy Corbyn has said &#8220we shouldn&#8217t have hungry young children in Scotland in 2018&#8221 in advance of a go to to a council-run plan to provide meals for children for the duration of school holiday seasons.

The Labour leader explained Holyrood &#8220desperately demands&#8221 a Labour government and claimed it would &#8220unlock the potential of devolution&#8221.

Corbyn will check out the North Ayrshire Council system on Tuesday following a marketing campaign rally in Midlothian on Monday night.

He stated: &#8220Scotland desperately demands a Labour govt in Holyrood. The SNP has handed on Tory cuts to neighborhood communities.

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&#8220Labour councils, like North Ayrshire, are stepping in and undertaking what they can but councils shouldn&#8217t be compelled to be the very last line of defence against austerity. Labour in power in Holyrood would unlock the likely of devolution to provide across Scotland.

&#8220Holiday hunger is unacceptable we basically shouldn&#8217t have hungry children in Scotland in 2018. The method is damaged.

&#8220It can&#8217t be managed a lot more humanely as the SNP promises to do. It need to be overhauled in the passions of the many not the few.&#8221

Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard mentioned his celebration would end cuts to councils, improve NHS funding and add £5 a 7 days to kid rewards.

He said: &#8220I campaigned for a Scottish Parliament 20 years back with the hope it would permit us to provide radical alter.

&#8220Instead, the past 10 years has been marked by a nationalist authorities passing Tory austerity to Scottish communities, with £1.5bn really worth of cuts because 2011.

&#8220With 260,000 children living in poverty that is simply shameful.&#8221

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