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Christina Adane has just one request from Friday's “mini Budget”, where the new Prime Minister Liz Truss will unveil ­billions in tax cuts.

“The Prime Minister needs to extend free school meals provision because she’s ditching everything else,” says the campaigner who inspired Marcus Rashford’s fight on holiday hunger.

“She at least owes us that.”

Christina was 17 and on free school meals in London when she started a petition in May 2020 to feed kids during the half term of the first ­lockdown. As it reached almost half a million signatures, footballer Marcus Rashford joined the fight. The rest is a history of government U-turns that fed millions of children during the pandemic.

Now the Government is U-turning again. And it is turning back the clock on a string of commitments made to campaigners like Christina.

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