This teacher set the record straight on who is responsible for rising youth crime: TORIES

The Mentorn TV executive who chooses Question Time audience members may be reviewing the company’s policy after this truth bomb dropped on the April 4 edition of the programme (there is a connection with the Conservative Party, as I understand it):

She was referring to the attempt by Home Secretary Sajid Javid – and by prime minister Theresa May, let’s not forget – to palm off responsibility for knife crime among young people onto teachers like herself.

As I wrote last week, she wants teachers to have a “public health duty” to identify warning signs that a young person could be in danger, such as worrying behaviour at school, issues at home, or “presenting at A&E with a suspicious injury”. For real?

There is an existing duty requiring teachers and police to work together to safeguard children. As a former Home Secretary, Theresa May should know that.

Chris Keates, general secretary of the teachers’ union the NASUWT, delivered the reality check to Mrs May when he said: “All professionals involved with children and young people are well aware of their responsibilities for safeguarding their health and welfare.

“Violent crime involving young people, of course, needs to be taken seriously and appropriate strategies considered. However, this is a complex issue which will not be resolved by putting additional pressures and responsibilities on teachers and head teachers or indeed others.”

No it will not.

But the very rich are looking for their next tax cut, aren’t they, Mrs May? And what’s a bit of extra crime among the plebs anyway? That’s just culling the stock. Am I right, Mrs May?

What do you think?


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4 Thoughts to “This teacher set the record straight on who is responsible for rising youth crime: TORIES”

  1. Jon Lisle-Summers

    May clearly thinks like Soviet era police in East Germany – get everyone informing on everyone else. In other words, the Stasi. That explains her general colourless personality.

  2. Jeffrey Davies

    Culling the stock through benefits denial oh dear another sees that they wish to keep secret how many now Mrs may are dead through Tory policys

  3. Well done to this teacher – it is people like her who destroy Tory attempts to blame others for their own nasty vindictiveness.

  4. trev

    Of course it’s the Tories to blame. Thousands of young people with no future, denied access to State Benefits, unable to get full Housing Benefit, subjected to Sanctions, crappy “Apprenticeships” that pay peanuts and are nothing more than exploitative work experience schemes, thousands sofa-surfing or sleeping on the streets…like it said in that old Bob Dylan song “a lot of people don’t have much food on their plates but they’ve got a lot of forks & knives and sometimes they’ve got to cut something”.

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