Monday, July 19, 2010

Your kids being used as political fodder

A trade union protest march, earlier today.

Whilst perusing the Pravda site earlier I was stunned to see that Unions and leftie teachers have decided that it is perfectly fine to use your children as political pawns in a protest against the cuts to the school building programme.

It's completely outrageous that they seem to think that they can use children in this way.

Perhaps they should be asking the local authorities why they allowed school buildings to fall into such a poor condition, whilst there seemed to be plenty of cash for LGBT outreach workers and fact finding missions to exotic foreign locations.

The left really are a tiresome, predictable, hypocritical and loathsome lot.


Amusing Bunni said...

Hi Rab, these lefty jerks stop at nothing.
We have to get our news from Pravda now, as the MSM hides everything.
I'm glad I don't have children, because the world is not fit for their safety anymore.

Anonymous said...

Indeed. I was in Dudley on Saturday (a watershed in my opinion), the MSM were there alright, and NECTU, MI5 et al.

Some 'funnies' joined the EDL early on - make of that what you will, the Establishment have gone on the offensive.

Sam Duncan said...

“Hundreds of teachers, councillors and pupils have protested...”

No parents, then.

Back in '82, when Foot's Labour Party threatened to close every independent school in the country, my school wrote to all the parents warning them of this, and asking them to vote for anyone but Labour. It's the only time it ever involved itself in politics of any kind, and nothing was “demanded”: parents were politely requested not to vote for the closure of the school they had chosen (I'm quite sure a fair few of them were champagne socialists, and defected to the SDP rather than the Tories), there was nothing in the news media, and there was never any question of involving us boys in anything, although it was the moment when I saw caring, sharing socialism in its true colours for the first time.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Rab, is the picture of a Kilmarnock Primary School?

banned said...

@Dark Lochnagar, could be Komsomol, Soviet Young Pioneers except that they wore red scarves rather than blue.

Furor Teutonicus said...

Junge Pioniere from East Germany.

The Ernst Thalmann brigade wore red, the rest blue.

Anonymous said...

Not Cuba?

Demetrius said...

Why is there so little reference to the business that the old plans were based on some very expensive financing arrangements which had nothing to do with education and everything to do with buying favours from big money boys? Looking at pictures at some of the schools, many 60's and 70's buildings part of the problem seems to be gross lack of routine maintenance in the past.