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11-Year-Old Boy Phones Eddie Mair Because He’s “Annoyed” With Philip Hammond
30 October 2018, 17:38 | Updated: 2 November 2018, 12:36
An 11-year-old boy was so annoyed with Philip Hammond’s “little extras” pledge for schools, he phoned Eddie Mair to get it off his chest.
He described it as money for schools to “by the little extras they need”.
The announcement provoked anger among teachers and parents who say their budgets have been squeezed.
Jacob told LBC that his school has been hit by funding cuts “badly”.
“It’s not ‘little extras’ like an IT suite and a couple of Macs,” he said.
During the call Eddie also heard from Jacob’s mum Aneice.
“He is a very big LBC fan, he listens all the time and he came down the stairs saying ‘I want to ring in, I’m not happy with this little extras thing’ - the phrase annoyed him,” she said.
The call received a huge reaction from LBC listeners on Twitter.