The Right’s Hunger Games

 

The charity’s insistence that British children needed the public’s help to provide them with “hot meals” drove them wild. Conservative newspapers denounced Save the Children as “obscene” for implying that British children were as needy as African children. I won’t waste your time or mine by refuting their arguments in detail. Their main evidence that the charity was now a leftwing propaganda outfit was that Justin Forsyth, its chief executive, was once an aide to that notorious socialist Tony Blair.Better to look at how Conservative MPs with elections to win responded.

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