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An innocent, proud dad comment from Labour leader Ed Miliband on the BBC news last week triggered alarm bells. I just knew he was going to get slated for casually pointing to shelves of formula milk and commenting on which one his baby Samuel has.
In the following days he’s been branded as ‘naive’ and his parenting decisions have been questioned.
The Coalition Government may be ripping into the National Health Service and state education, but some things are obviously sacrosanct – witness the recent bumbling over free milk for children under five in daycare. No sooner had health minister Anne Milton suggested that the £50m scheme could be scrapped, than David Cameron leapt in to pledge the Government’s unswerving support for the mini bottles.
The move was obviously prompted less by a conviction that the milk is a good thing for children’s health, than by nightmare visions of the chants of ‘Thatcher, Thatcher, milk snatcher’ that have pursued the former PM ever since she abolished free milk for over-sevens in 1971.