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December 18, 2020

Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg

"The British government on Thursday criticized the United Nation's children's fund (UNICEF) for what it described as a 'political stunt of the lowest order' after the organization pledged money for food boxes in the U.K.

UNICEF plans to give a 25,000 (or nearly $40,000) grant to the School Food Matters charity, which said it will use the money to provide breakfast boxes to schools over Christmas in south London.

Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg reacted angrily to the news.

'I think it's a real scandal that UNICEF should be playing politics in this way when it is meant to be looking after people in the poorest and most deprived countries in the world where people are starving, where there are famines, and where there are civil wars,' he said in the Commons.

'And they make cheap political points of this kind, giving, I think, 25,000 to one council -- it is a political stunt of the lowest order.'
The move by UNICEF was immediately used by the government's opponents, who accused leaders of neglecting 'hungry children.'
Later, he responded to a question about the kidnapping of 300 children in Nigeria, adding: 'You do wonder that UNICEF might think a bit more about this than faffing around in England.'..."

British government slams UNICEF for 'political stunt' after it funds UK food boxes Article

December 17, 2020

A member of the Jewish community returns from synagogue in Antwerp, Belgium, July 4, 2020. (Stock)

The moment the Jew became a second-class citizen in Europe again Document

December 15, 2020

December 14, 2020

Nigerian police (File photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Hundreds of Nigerian students missing after attack on school Document