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    thomas222 wrote:
    Home is where the heart is wrote:
    Beyond News Forum wrote:
    Oh and the report: More than half new primary pupils struggle to speak English

    Yeah,Just read that report.No wonder the leftie BN decided to ban comments on it.
    Vote UKIP people,they are our only hope of reversing this madness created by Labour and ignored by the conservatives.
    Good Man!
    UKIP - the party that STEALS tax-paayers money so Farage can keep his mistress and German wife happy!!! And yet if it was any other party Farage would bee wanting the person to be sacked - hypocrite!

    UKIP - the party that STEALS tax-payers money to promote itself when it is against the rules to do so!!! And yet if it was any other party Farage would be wanting the person to be sacked - hypocrite!

    UKIP - the party that is funded by merchant bankers - the exact same people who took this country and the rest of the world into the deepest recession ever!!!

    UKIP - the party that allows it hierarchy to have people who believe that women of child bearing age should not be working, believes in racist slurs (including Bolton branches Thomas Ryder - aka Thomas222), believe that the recent wintery weather was brought about by gay marriages - and many many more madness thoughts!

    UKIP - the party that lies about the facts and then has to backtrack (far to many to mention on this post)

    UKIP - also having to respond to racist claims over its latest poster campaign!!!

    UKIP - in many local elections using FAKE data to promote fear amongst the locals!!!

    UKIP - the party that likes to promote patriotism but only if they like the person who is also patriotic otherwise they cherry-pick a to what is patriotic or not - such as this article in which the head teacher does NOT support singing the National Anthem, but Thomas222 still agrees with the headteacher but only Friday was condemning anyone who wasn't wholly patriotic - national anthem and all!!! Therefore thomas222 is showing hypocrisy!!!!"
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Headteacher backs plans to fly Union flag in every Bolton school

Headteach backs plans to fly Union flag in every Bolton school

Headteach backs plans to fly Union flag in every Bolton school

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , education reporter

A PRIMARY school headteacher says he cannot see any objections to why schools should not fly the Union flag.

Bolton Council approved a patriotic motion, put forward by Bradshaw councillor Mudasir Dean, that will see the borough’s schools encouraged to fly the national flag and sing the nation anthem in assembly each morning.

Conservative Cllr Dean said it was a way of helping immigrants integrate into British life, instil national pride in the town’s youth and stop the county’s flag being associated with far-right groups.

He added it would inspire “children within the Bolton family to be proud of being British enabling them to appreciate our rich history and great heritage.”

Throughout the debate at Bolton Council’s full council meeting accusations flew across the floor that the motion was politically-motivated and would stretch already tight school budgets.

But Simon Bramwell, executive principal of SS Simon and Jude’s CE Primary School in Great Lever — a school rated good with outstanding features by Ofsted — said he said the motion could open up a debate on national pride.

He added: “Speaking personally, I don't see any real objections to ‘Flying the Flag’, we take such things for granted in the USA, Canada and a number of European countries.

“In fact in the USA , I believe, there is a flag in each classroom.

“However our National Anthem is more a celebration of the King or Queen rather than the country in itself.

“Many people do not make the distinction, but you can be a supporter of Britain without being a Monarchist, acceptance of pluralist views is after all one of the crowning achievements of being truly British.”

Mr Bramwell, who is a member of the National Association of Headteachers, added: “I applaud Cllr Dean’s intention in bringing this matter forward, and am sure it will spark a useful debate on National Pride, and the positive roles that can be played by nation states.”

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