April 01, 2005


Krishnan from C4's news and snowmails:

Amazing what you can achieve if you hit a populist cause just before an

Jamie's Policy?

With a straight face Ruth Kelly, the Education Secretary, insists it's
just a coincidence that she has announced an extra £220 million for
school meals in England on the day Jamie Oliver had breakfast with Tony
Blair and presented a petition with more than a quarter of a million
names on it demanding more money for school meals.

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In my wildest dreams I've often imagined celebrities using their status and the media to bypass politics and get the right thing done. Jamie Oliver has done it. I sincerely hope that Geldof and Bono can do the same thing this summer with the make poverty history campaign. Its the right thing to do.

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