There is nothing to debate with people who do not see you as human. It’s like the sheep asking the wolf to dinner. But there is plenty to debate about them.
The independent report questioning the NUT’s preference to ban anyone who is a member of the BNP becoming a teacher evades the fundamental point. The review states that “There is no reason why teachers should be banned from joining extremist organisations”
A BNP teacher would probably not see a black child as human and given prison officers are not allowed to be BNP members, are we supposed to think young people are less important?
Amanda Brown of the NUT states: “There’s no legal requirement that all schools have to treat electoral candidates with equity”.
However Maurice Smith former chief inspector of school commented: “It would be like using a very large sledge hammer to crack a very small nut”.
I personally don’t think 2 BNP MEP’s, a million BNP votes in the 2009 European election, and a possible BNP member of parliament is a small nut.
If they appear as a ‘small nut’ it’s because they have a well oiled campaign headed by clever individuals who are able to hide the real agenda below the surface of respectability. They have convinced many people they are democrats. They most certainly are not.
Schools as well as being the place where are children are educated, should serve as safe havens and an environment for social development. Children and schools have the right not to be contaminated with racism; especially by those who we empower to educate them. The police cannot be BNP members. Why should teachers?
By Richard Sudan