Quite possibly the first direct and very personal attack on another MSP this Parliamentary session comes from the man who seems to be sustaining this very blog. Take it away George(read: Kezia) and Kenny. Seconds out!
S3M-02668 George Foulkes (Lothians) (Lab): That the Parliament
recognises the need to examine the current school meals crisis in Edinburgh and across the country as a result of severely cash-strapped local authorities; questions the SNP government’s success in fulfilling its ambitions set out in the historic concordat and single outcome agreements to tackle childhood obesity and promote healthy eating at a time when school kitchens are closing and hot healthy school meals are being replaced with imported, pre-packed, often processed food; feels that these actions undermine the good reputation that the Parliament has achieved in securing free healthy school meals and promoting healthy living through initiatives like Hungry for Success, and further recognises the need to give every child the best possible start in life.
S3M-02668.1 Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (Scottish National Party): School Meals— As an amendment to motion S3M-2668 in the name of George Foulkes (School Meals), leave out from first "recognises" to end and insert "considers that George Foulkes MSP would be better lobbying his Westminster colleagues for the additional resources that Scotland needs and deserves than complaining about how existing resources are being spent; is aware that UK Government significantly underestimated the level of inflation for this year, impacting on the ability of the Scottish Government and the areas over which it has responsibility to deliver services as effectively as would otherwise be the case, and believes that the UK Government should make good the financial shortfall caused by the tightness of this year’s settlement in order that the Scottish Government can pass on those resources proportionately to local government, the NHS and all other departments."