According to that last bastion of objective reporting, the Sun, school children are being punished for wearing clothes with England flags on them or even for being dropped off at school in cars with England flags on them.
Normally I’d take anything the Sun says with a
pinch sack of salt but in this case it seems to be genuine.
A lefty think tank, Counterpoint Research, has produced a report called the Childhood Wellbeing report highlighting the racial discrimination against English children iin school – a place where they are supposed to feel safe and happy. There is no indication that non-English children have been punished for displaying a national flag.
Ed Balls, the Liebour Childrens Secretary, said that “The general perception among parents was that it was no longer acceptable to be proud to be English”.
On what does he base this ridiculous assertion? Where was the research carried out? Was it in an area that was predominantly white English or an area that had a large immigrant population? It certainly wasn’t anywhere around here – white, black and asian children alike wear England football shirts and the English flag can be seen hanging from windows and on stickers in car windows everywhere. There’s a large number of Ghanaian immigrants living in flats nearby whose children wear England football shirts – some of them don’t even speak English!
The Department for Children, Schools & Education is sending me a copy of the report so I can see how Ed Balls comes to this conclusion.