Marcus Rashford has vowed not to give in after Downing Street rejected his call for poorer children to be provided with free meals during school holidays.
A spokesman for Boris Johnson indicated that ministers would not support giving pupils food during breaks including Easter and Christmas.
Rashford, who last week was given a MBE honour, forced the government into a U-turn on providing free school meal vouchers over the summer, tweeted: “Merry Christmas, kids … This is not going away any time soon and neither am I.”
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