"I don't want their business": The North Yorkshire restaurant in Rishi Sunak's constituency, BARS the Chancellor, and three other Conservative MPs from establishment life after voting against free school meals
- The mill in Stokesley, North Yorkshire has banned local MP Rishi Sunak
- Yorkshire Tories Matt Vickers, Simon Clarke and Jacob Young are also banned
- Comes after voting against free school meals sponsored by Marcus Rashford
- Landlord Alex Cook described the MPs as "disgusting!" in a Facebook post
Rishi Sunak was banned from a pub and restaurant in his constituency for voting against extending free school meals.
Alex Cook, who runs The Mill and Il Mulino in Stokesley, North Yorkshire, wrote a withering Facebook post banning the Chancellor and three of his Tory colleagues from disapproving the program.
Backed by Marcus Rashford, who earned an MBE after forcing a government U-turn earlier this year, the working draft proposed extending the free school meals offered during the holidays.
Mr Cook wrote: “I have never known a government that consistently puts the wrong end of every argument. Forget about dealing badly with Covid for a minute and focus on what happened yesterday.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak hosts a roundtable for corporate officials at Franco Manca in Waterloo, London on Wednesday amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak
The Mill Pub is run by the angry Alex Cook who banned Chancellor Rishi Sunak and three other Yorkshire Conservative MPs
The government voted against extending free school meals. That's disgusting! What's worse, Matt Vickers, Simon Clarke, Jacob Young and Rishi Sunak all voted against the program. DISGUSTING!
& # 39; All 4 are now forever excluded from The Mill and Il Mulino. I don't want your business. & # 39;
The Conservative MPs, all representing Yorkshire constituencies, have stood by their decision.
When asked by Sky News if he believed Mr Sunak had ever been to his pub, Mr Cook said he was not sure but that he "definitely knows he is".
Labor's request to ask the government to provide more help to families in trouble was rejected by 322 votes to 261, a majority of 61.
Caroline Ansell, one of five conservative backers who break the whip and vote for the plan, quit her government job after the vote on Thursday evening.
Manchester United and England footballer Marcus Rashford has beaten MPs for rejecting a plan to offer free school meals to students during the holidays through Easter 2021
England and Manchester United footballer Mr Rashford slammed the result of the vote on Twitter when he said children would go to bed hungry and worthless.
Rashford told politicians to "stop stigmatizing, judging and pointing fingers" when he warned that a "significant number" of children go to bed hungry and "feel like they don't matter" .
Urging people to unite to protect the most vulnerable children, he added, "As long as they don't have a voice, they will have mine."
The other Tory MPs who rebelled to support the motion were the Education Select Committee Chair, Robert Halfon, Jason McCartney (Colne Valley), Anne Marie Morris (Newton Abbot), and Holly Mumby-Croft (Scunthorpe).
Caroline Ansell, the Tory MP from Eastbourne, left her government role today after rebellion over free school meals
Downing Street ruled out a late U-turn before the vote. Prime Minister Boris Johnson told MPs that support for children in low-income families will continue.
"We will continue to use the benefit system and all income systems to support children during the holidays," he added.
Number 10 said it was not up to the schools to "deliver food regularly during the holidays".
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