Jacob Rees-Mogg brands Unicef grant for deprived UK children a ‘political stunt’


The Commons leader hit out at Unicef, which is responsible for providing humanitarian aid to children worldwide, after the UN agency stepped in to help feed deprived children in the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic. The agency has pledged £25,000 to supply breakfasts in south London over the Christmas holidays – the first time it has launched such a response in the UK. Rees-Mogg characterised Unicef’s support as ‘playing politics’ and claimed it should be ‘ashamed of itself’. ‘It is a political stunt of the lowest order,’ he added

Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub

Jacob Rees-Mogg faces backlash over Unicef schools food aid attack ► https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/dec/17/jacob-rees-mogg-faces-backlash-over-unicef-schools-food-aid-attack

Support the Guardian ► https://support.theguardian.com/contribute

Today in Focus podcast ► https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/todayinfocus

The Guardian YouTube network:

The Guardian ► http://www.youtube.com/theguardian
Guardian Football ► http://is.gd/guardianfootball
Guardian Sport ► http://bit.ly/GDNsport
Guardian Culture ► http://is.gd/guardianculture

About the author: Bob S
Tell us something about yourself.
Bob S avatar