Mayor Linda Arkley scraps free breakf...

Mayor Linda Arkley scraps free breakfast scheme

There are 19 comments on the The Journal Newspaper Online story from Sep 8, 2009, titled Mayor Linda Arkley scraps free breakfast scheme. In it, The Journal Newspaper Online reports that:

SPENDING cuts needed to close a Tyneside council's budget black hole have been unveiled.

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mrs gillen

UK

#1 Sep 14, 2009
i don't mind in principle paying but other areas are giving away free dinners for primary school what happens to the kids in the north tyneside borough, scrap the ema for colleges
shaun

Shoreham-by-sea, UK

#2 Nov 14, 2009
I object to paying for breakfast clubs,
Its parents responsibilty to provide breakfasts not my taxes!
Im paying nearly 1000pound for libraries,binmen and keeping streets clean etc and i dont see why i should pay for lazy parents who cant be bothered to feed there kids!
If they dont feed them then social services should investigate why!
As far as im concerned well done linda keep up the good work!
andrea

South Shields, UK

#3 Nov 30, 2009
free breakfast clubs are stopped for the working parent but my school in howdon is still having this club but the working parent has to pay for this as per usual but if you are on income support this is free is a damn disgrace as if you are on income support its cause you are not working so kids should not be in school that time anyway its a disgrace and once again hits the pocket of the working parent AGAIN....

Since: Jan 10

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#4 Jan 15, 2010
I'm with Shaun on this one, why on earth should I be footing the bill for some kid to have a breakfast when their own sodding parent should fund it and bleedin' well make it. What has gone wrong with this bloody country?? Mass charverdom that's what.
Yes free school dinners for poorer kids but breakfast!
Linda Arkley (Conservative) lives 0.5 mile away from me, I'm glad she's took this stance even if it makes her unpopular. If unemployed people stopped knocking kids out when they have no prospect of work (or rather no intention of working morelike) don't have children. SIMPLE.
Phil Kennedy

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

#5 May 4, 2010
Why punish the children for God's sake ?
By all means attack the parents - some don't even deserve to be called scum, they're worse than that

Why do we fund univited immigrants ? Why do we allow right-on p[olitically correct council "workers" to get the mates, girlfriends unnecessary jobs (I bet you Linda is as guilty in this, too)
All THAT should be stopped, not the one decent meal for some of our worst-treated own kids
Shaun and Jules should be ashamed of themselves - talk about "I'm all right Jack" I'm doing perfectly fine. Many bloody well AREN'T and kids can fend for them,selves least of all. What the hell do you want some of them to do then ?
Go through the bins ?

Since: Jan 10

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#6 May 6, 2010
Phil if they can't feed their kids they shouldn't be creating them. Simple.
lilmiss

North Shields, UK

#7 Jul 30, 2011
So basically kids of people on benefits get free lunches while working parents have to pay-
But parents who choose to work for a living and have to drop their kids off at school a little earlier (to enable them to get to work) shouldn't expect that a small amount of the tax they pay should go on a couple of slices of toast or some for their child???

Yeah, that's fair! Ha!
lilmiss

North Shields, UK

#8 Jul 30, 2011
JulesJohannes wrote:
Phil if they can't feed their kids they shouldn't be creating them. Simple.
Have you thought about the working parent here?
NO

Since: Jan 10

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#9 Jul 30, 2011
lilmiss wrote:
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Have you thought about the working parent here?
NO
FO..SIMPLE
lilmiss

North Shields, UK

#10 Jul 30, 2011
JulesJohannes wrote:
<quoted text>FO..SIMPLE
Obviously you like the word Simple a lot.
Probably because you are 'simple'
Seemingly you couldn't think of a suitable retort, plainly you dont have one

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#11 Jul 30, 2011
arkley's a skank..SIMPLE and so are you and you're stinking grammar!

Since: Jan 10

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#12 Jul 30, 2011
or you're a chav??
lilmiss

North Shields, UK

#13 Jul 31, 2011
JulesJohannes wrote:
arkley's a skank..SIMPLE and so are you and you're stinking grammar!
There's nothing wrong with my grammar, thank you very much.

How childish are you! Having to resort to name calling.

What a pleasant person you must be.
I made my point and this is the last reply you'll get from me.
Grow up.
lilmiss

North Shields, UK

#14 Jul 31, 2011
JulesJohannes wrote:
or you're a chav??
Oh, and I'm most certainly NOT a Chav. I'm a hard working, married mother of one.

Since: Jan 10

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#15 Jul 31, 2011
lilmiss wrote:
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Oh, and I'm most certainly NOT a Chav. I'm a hard working, married mother of one.
'lilmiss' what sort of dumb chav name is that??
jarra elvis

Durham, UK

#16 Jul 31, 2011
lilmiss wrote:
<quoted text>
Obviously you like the word Simple a lot.
Probably because you are 'simple'
Seemingly you couldn't think of a suitable retort, plainly you dont have one
Looking at this reply, you clearly have very little in the way of intelligence.
Run off and look after your kid little miss and I'll keep on with the live gigs this afternoon at the club
lilmiss

North Shields, UK

#17 Jul 31, 2011
jarra elvis wrote:
<quoted text>Looking at this reply, you clearly have very little in the way of intelligence.
Run off and look after your kid little miss and I'll keep on with the live gigs this afternoon at the club
Very little in the way of intelligence?
Hmm, yes I can see how you would make that judgement?
Yes, I will look after my child, go to work, support my family!
Why make me the enemy here when the whole issue is about people who scrounge from the government.

you go off and do your live 'gigs', I wonder... If you get paid for such gigs do you declare that income to the tax man? Probably not
lilmiss

North Shields, UK

#18 Jul 31, 2011
JulesJohannes wrote:
<quoted text>'lilmiss' what sort of dumb chav name is that??
Oh, please. Grow up
jarra elvis

Durham, UK

#19 Jul 31, 2011
lilmiss wrote:
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you go off and do your live 'gigs', I wonder... If you get paid for such gigs do you declare that income to the tax man? Probably not
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