No, sadly, not a new promise from politicians. Rather, about school lunches. And as one gentleman points out, it\’s nonsense anyway:
Jon Benjamin, the chief executive of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, said: “This is simply not an issue. Jews of a certain level of observance would not eat in non-kosher restaurants or dining halls.
\”Children at mainstream school who are bothered would probably have packed lunches.
\”Children who are comfortable with using the same cutlery and crockery as everyone else would choose their dishes from the options available. It is live and let live – we are certainly not calling for this.”
The issue of pork or not pork simply is not important to anyone keeping kosher or halal. For both are a complete set of rules about what is allowable: kosher for example would not allow there to be either butter or milk in the mashed potatoes that go with the bangers from any kind of meat (insert joke here about the impossibility of finding meat in a British sausage).
As the man says, anyone seriously trying to follow the religious rules wouldn\’t be eating school lunches anyway.