Saturday 5 March 2016

Wildern School banned pupils voting UKIP in mock election because the party is "racist"

The school that called in anti-extremism police officers to a 15 year old boy who looked at the UKIP website also stopped pupils from voting UKIP in a mock election last year, describing the party as "racist".

A parent who doesn't want to be identified for fear of reprisals against his child who is still at the school has told the Express that teachers told pupils that they couldn't vote for UKIP because it is a racist party. The school was holding a mock election before the real thing in May last year.

The school haven't denied calling UKIP racist but said that they only included the "three largest parties at the time". Except UKIP had already been polling consistently and significantly above the Lib Dems for more than a year before the elections last year as well as having the fastest growing membership and winning the EU elections outright the year before.

Teachers are banned from expressing political opinions that will influence students but as any UKIP supporting parent will know, it happens all the time. There is a left wing bent to the education system as a whole and the higher you go in the education system, the more overt it becomes. It culminates in the far left's control of every university in the country and the suppression of independent thought.

Orwell's book 1984 was a warning, not an instruction book.