Tory penalty fines for missing school next term may be illegal

Evidence: Coronavirus outbreaks in English schools have risen exponentially since the Tories ordered parents to send their children back.

Typical Tory bullying: “We’ll threaten people with a fine to force them to send their kids back to school, whether they’re likely to catch Covid-19 or not.

“Then they’ll have no excuse not to go back to work, even if there’s a huge chance they’ll catch the virus there.”

Here’s a fly for their ointment:

Every parent has a legal responsibility to keep their children from harm.

No fine imposed by the Tories will overrule that responsibility; it can’t. To do such a thing would be admitting they want parents to allow the government to harm their children.

That is implied by their threat, but admitting it out loud would be electoral suicide.

Now look at the graph (above). Since the Tories forced only some children in England to go back to school, Covid-19 infections there have risen exponentially, week-on-week.

That’s pretty strong evidence to support protecting children by keeping them away.

Parents in England who do not send their children back to school in September will face fines, says the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson.

“Unless there’s a good reason for absence… we’d be imposing fines on families,” he said.

But head teachers said fining parents was not the “right approach” at first.

“There will be many frightened and anxious parents out there,” said Geoff Barton, leader of the ASCL head teachers’ union.

Head teachers, who decide whether absences are authorised, are more likely to want to build up parents’ trust in a safe return, said Mr Barton.

Source: Penalty fines for missing school next term – BBC News

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One Thought to “Tory penalty fines for missing school next term may be illegal”

  1. Hecuba

    Fascist tories don’t care about threatening fining parents is illegal because no one can hold these vile dictator boys to account! Fascist tories know this which is why democracy no longer exists and we now little in a little england fascist paradise!

    66,000 women and men died directly as a result of fascist tories state instigated mass murder by refusing to do anything to curtail the coronavirus so they will do nothing when yet more children, women and men die as a direct result of schools re-opening!

    Oh wait – it’s already happening – areas in England are experiencing high increases of coronavirus – but ‘not our problem’ say the fascist tories ‘it’s your fault you didn’t adhere to our worthless orders!’

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