18 Jun 2020

Footballer fights for deprived kids, controversy over race-based inquiry

From Nine To Noon, 10:08 am on 18 June 2020

UK correspondent Matthew Parris looks at Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford's campaign to extend the children’s food voucher scheme into the summer holidays, which forced a change in policy Boris Johnson's new appointee to lead a race-based deprivation inquiry, Munira Mirza, is causing some controversy, and Scotland's schools may go back in August without formal social distancing.

File photo of Manchester United's English striker Marcus Rashford.

Marcus Rashford scored big off the field this week, helping to overturn a government decision on meal vouchers for children. Photo: AFP