“Amid all the furore about Islamist infiltration of schools in Birmingham, another story involving the education watchdog Ofsted has received rather less attention.
Inspectors have criticised a rural school in Devon for being insufficiently ‘diverse’. Although they concede that Payhembury Primary is a ‘happy place’, it has been denied an ‘outstanding’ rating because all 68 pupils are of ‘white British heritage’.
Well, they would be. Small villages in Devon tend not to be melting pots of multiculturalism. In fact, outside the big cities, most people in Britain are of ‘white British heritage’ even though the mass immigration of the past 15 years is changing that demographic rapidly.
Parents have been told that they must pay £35 to send their children on a ‘sleep-over’ at a school in Isleworth, West London, where three-quarters of pupils are from ethnic minority backgrounds. Headteacher Penny Hammett wrote:The Rev Cate Edmonds, chairman of the governors at Payhembury, said: ‘We are fairly mono-cultural as an area in Devon and we don’t want children growing up thinking the whole world is full of trees and cows’…
‘The purpose of this trip is to build up a relationship with a school in a very different community to ours. This will enable our children to gain a better understanding of multicultural Britain, which was identified in our last Ofsted as being an area for development.
Through our topics, visitors and discussions we have been developing multicultural awareness in both Britain and throughout the world, but this visit will help us to experience in real life a school where there is a wide mix of children with different ethnic backgrounds and almost 50 per cent of the children do not have English as their first language.’
Just as it is appalling that Muslim children in the Midlands are being taught that all white women are prostitutes and Western values are dangerous, so it is only right and proper that pupils growing up in the Devon countryside are made aware of the wider world outside their immediate vicinity.
No, what bothers me about all this is the language being used and the element of compulsion, as well as the frankly sinister revelation that a school can be marked down by Ofsted not because of the standard of education it provides but because there are too few black and brown faces in the playground. Why should a school be penalised because its pupils are from a ‘white British heritage’ background?
It all smacks of Labour’s deliberate policy of opening the immigration floodgates to ‘rub the Right’s noses in diversity’. And although the trip is voluntary, you know perfectly well that any parent who protests and refuses to cough up £35 will be categorised as a knuckle-scraping Neanderthal."What bothers me about all this is... the frankly sinister revelation that a school can be marked down by Ofsted not because of the standard of education it provides but because there are too few black and brown faces in the playground."
In some schools in London, the roll call is similarly mono-cultural, but 100 per cent Muslim rather than exclusively C of E. Are devout Islamic parents in Tower Hamlets going to be told they must fork out £35 for their children to be sent on a sleep-over in Devon so they can meet people of a ‘white British heritage’ and learn all about the Anglican faith?…
If country folk wish to visit the inner city, they are free to do so, and vice versa, but the State is obsessed with ‘celebrating diversity’, our new officially-enforced religion.
Millions of pounds are frittered away each year nagging, cajoling and compelling us to embrace different cultures. Great effort goes into persuading people from an immigrant background to make more use of the British countryside. For instance, a few years ago the Environment Agency announced that fishing was horribly white, male and middle-aged. It decided to splash out £100,000 to attract more women and ethnic minorities to the riverbank.
To demonstrate the Government’s commitment, a pilot scheme was launched in Swansea, which involved taking Muslim women and children to a lake and teaching them to fish for trout…
Let’s hope the children of Devon have a whale of a time in Isleworth. They should make the most of it before possession of a ‘white British heritage’ is made a criminal offence.”
Not just me, the BNP, the National Front, 'disgusted of Tonbridge Wells' and ‘the man on the Clapham Omnibus’ saying it any more (and the odd Twittering UKIP councillor), is it?
I mean, the mainstream hacks are at it as well. And very well said to those who now say it.
Mind you, they all still sneer at the BNP and the NF, even though they were issuing precisely the same warnings decades ago, when it would have made a difference. Now the Multicult is set in stone, the ever so slightly admirable Littlejohn splutters and denounces like some post-dated Colonel Blimp fresh out of the Raj.
It’s too late, mate. I know you’ve got a bit of a track record pointing out PC idiocy, and good for you for doing so, but you were never one of us. You were never going to tell the WHOLE truth until it was way too late.
Of course, when I say 'done deal,' I mean 'done' as regards those who have recently begun to bleat and screech pseudo-patriotically from the sidelines. When civil war comes to this land, do you think our 'slightly admirable' Dick be out there in the trenches with the ‘white prostitutes,’ where ‘western values are dangerous?’
Or will he be facing in the opposite direction with ‘the wider world?’
I’d put good money that the majority of mainstream hacks will, despite their latter-day guardianship of ‘white, British heritage,’ be tucked up safe and warm in some swish hotel in Biarritz or sunning themselves on a beach in Cannes, filching their ‘dear, old England’ copy from the blogosphere as they go.
P.S. Littlejohn has done more than most to alert us to the PC reality. It’s just that 'most' have done sweet F.A. and some have been every bit as treacherous as their brothers-in-Brit-bashing-arms in Westminster.
In comparison to these, your average blobfish would look good.