Amanda Platell on the ‘real’ victims of Dale Farm…
One of the ruses employed by travellers to remain on the site was to claim that their children had a human right to an education at the local school.
But the truth is that the influx of traveller children put such a strain on Crays Hill Primary that all the other local children were withdrawn by their parents. The headteacher and the board of governors also resigned.
Today, the 110-strong school register is made up almost entirely of travellers, with the exception of three pupils.
oh noes! Not the dreaded ‘Human Rights’!
Platell finishes with this…
The tragedy is that while the gipsy children have been given their precious ‘human right’ to an education, the children of Basildon tax- payers have scandalously been denied their right to one.
How have these brave Basildonians been denied their right to an education? The kids haven’t been told to fuck off to another school to make way for traveller children. The parents may have removed their kids from a school but if they haven’t made sure they get in to another then they are the ones denying their kids an education, not the travellers.
As for the standard of education at Crays Hill Primary, with so many poorly performing pupils, there must be some sort of help it could’ve got. I don’t know how these things work, as with many things, but there must be something.
Amanda Platell. Going for the easy targets of Human Rights and the people who need them most.