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Jamie Oliver declares he’s ready to ‘fight’ Liz Truss over free school meals for children but has ‘no faith’ in her
supports HTML5 videoJamie Oliver is ready to ‘fight’ Prime Minister Liz Truss over her stance on free school meals for children.The TV chef has five children, three of whom are of school-going age, and has previously successfully campaigned to make school dinners healthier – which he recently admitted he still gets stick for.Now Jamie, 47, is fighting two battles: for Britain to be healthier and for more schoolchildren in England to receive free lunches.Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Jamie said he understands people will be listening to the row and thinking ‘it’s a parent’s responsibility to nourish their child,’ but pointed out that currently only households earning under £7,400 a year are eligible for free meals.‘We are talking about the most vulnerable kids,’ he said, adding that even if a household is on benefits it does not mean their children will be fed for free at school.Jamie was questioned about his relationship with former PM Boris Johnson, who had appeared to agree to the chef’s pleas in regards to school dinners before he was replaced by Liz Truss in the role.‘He had to nearly die and have a child to put him in the frame of mind to do the right thing,’ Jamie quipped, referring to Johnson’s time in intensive care with Covid-19 at the beginning of the pandemic.And as for new PM Truss, Jamie didn’t hold back.‘I have no faith,’ he declared.‘We’ve been tracking her and her views for six, seven years. She’s not going to change.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in surprise return to UK next month for 'charity events'
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will make a surprise return to the UK next month to take part in a number of charity events, a spokesman for the Sussexes has confirmed.The couple, who stepped back as senior royals in 2020, were last in the United Kingdom for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.Only a few months on since their last official visit to the UK, Harry and Meghan are scheduled to return for The One Young World 2022 Manchester Summit on September 5.READ MORE: Royal Family have 'new fears' Harry will slam senior royals in memoir, says biographerThe following day is also big on their calendar as it is the Duke of Sussex's 'One Year to Go' event for his very own Invictus Games in Germany which will be hosted by Düsseldorf in 2023.To wrap up the few days of attending worthy causes this side of the pond, Harry and Meghan are down to attend the WellChild Awards in the UK on September 8.A spokesperson for the couple said: “Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to visit with several charities close to their hearts in early September.”The One Young World Summit brings together young leaders from more than 190 countries put on by an organisation that the Duchess of Sussex is a counsellor.For more incredible stories from the Daily Star, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters hereOthers in her position with One Young World include politicians and entrepreneurs including Canada's president Justin Trudeau, Brit billionaire Sir Richard Branson, and TV chef Jamie Oliver.READ NEXT:Queen's 'incredible statement' challenged Harry and Meghan's Oprah interviewKate Middleton's chats with Harry to 'bring brothers together' if book isn't 'hurtful'
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