Conservatives back-track on £60m pledge for primary school breakfasts | The Independent

The Independent reports the Conservative Party has admitted it may have made a mistake in its election manifesto after budgeting less than 7p per child in its school breakfasts pledge. In an embarrassing U-turn, the Conservatives now say the costs of providing breakfasts “will vary, depending on how many pupils at any given school take up this offer”.

Conservatives back-track on £60m pledge for primary school breakfasts | The Independent

The thing is the Conservative Party Manifesto is full of waffle and light on detailed policy, costings and risk analysis. Read it for yourself and make up your own mind.

It’s worrying that the Conservative Party Manifesto has not been properly checked before publication. The devil’s in the detail. If Theresa May gets the cost of school breakfasts wrong, surely it’s a big learning curve for Brexit negotiations?

Thoughts?

 

3 responses

  1. As a Conservative I find Mrs May’s Manifesto a joke.

    School breakfast and dinner should be free because with proper nutrition children can learn and perhaps gain enough skills to earn a living in the future in a role not easily undertaken by a robot or automation.

    The alternative is the dole which costs money.

    Jamie Oliver the celebrity chef has been trying to make these points to Blair,Brown and now May plus her officials and civil servants.

    They are commonsense points but seemingly lost on these brain dead people.
    One does not need to be a Chartered Accountant with a Doctorate in Business Administration like Dr Alf to know that “Strong and Stable Leadership” cannot be delivered unless you cost and decision tree your programmes for risk and impact.
    This has not been done which is insulting people’s intelligence and taking us for fools.

    Clearly that is what Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill think of us and even those of us who are natural Conservative supporters as I have been since the age of 10.

    When undertaking risk analysis for my business clients and when on interim assignment I cannot afford not to be careful because a client could sue being well within his/her rights to say that relevant factors were omitted or not properly considered and that he/she lost or stood to lose financially.

    Here we are talking about the whole country yet when pressed Hammond has got his predictions wildly wrong,Timothy fails to cost accurately and fails to think things through,May wings it and the 3 stooges are out of their depth on BREXIT .

    Hill is as bad as Timothy and Brokenshire,Rudd,Fallon,Greening are all lacklustre performers who contradict each other particularly when it comes to immigration and BREXIT and their own portfolios.

    The solution to these lame ducks should be instant dismissal and replacement and May needs to up her game or be given a Samurai sword so that she can commit Seppuku(Ritual disembowelment as an act of remorseful contrition for performing disgracefully).

    This won’t happen of course but her landslide majority is shrinking with each policy mistake and uncosted proposal with holes in it.

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