Posts Tagged ‘leftist’

Pat Condell has a word to the college students who spend their time shouting down those who do not agree with their not quite so well-formed political idea.

Looks like their recent target was good old Nigel, who was attacked by a feral mob of subsidised students:

The Ukip leader had to be locked in a pub after being surrounded by a hostile crowd as he launched a by-election campaign in May.

He had been left stranded in the middle of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, surrounded by around 50 nationalists and socialists calling him a racist, but demanding that he: “Go home to England”.

However, Mr Farage has decided to visit the country again to argue that Scottish independence would lead to a “bankrupt, starving Scotland”.

Ahead of his visit Mr Farage has written a comment piece for The Herald in which he hits out at anti-Ukip protesters.

“The chanting louts who recently attacked me in Edinburgh showed a side to the Scottish Nationalist debate that reflected no glory,” he said.

Mr Farage added: “It is amazing how the appearance of Ukip on the Scottish political scene has galvanised reaction.

“That reaction has verged at times on the feral, with baying mobs of subsidised students venting their anger.”

Mr Farage also used the article to claim that David Cameron has now accepted that the Conservative Party is now “finished” in Scotland.

He said: “It was notable that when David Cameron visited Scotland recently he did not bother with Aberdeen. It seems that, to him, the Tories are finished north of the Border.”

Mr Farage is visiting Aberdeen to support Ukip candidate Otto Inglis in the Donside by-election for the Scottish Parliament.

“Aberdeen is as much a part of my country as Axminster, Aberystwyth or Antrim,” Mr Farage added.

After being heckled by the protesters last month Mr Farage said: “We have never had a reception like this anywhere in Britain before. Clearly, it’s anti-British and anti-English. They hate the Union Jack.”

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I guess there is no limit to the “social justice” madness that the left can come up.  Now France wants to ban homework because of “inequality”. No, this is not from The Onion.

Talk about courting the youth vote. French President François Hollande has proposed banning homework as part of a series of policies designed to reform the French educational system.

“Education is priority,” Hollande said in a speech at Paris’s Sorbonne University. “An education program is, by definition, a societal program. Work should be done at school, rather than at home.”

The justification for this proposed ban? Inequality. According to a statement from an official at the French Embassy, “When it comes to homework, the President said it should be done during school hours rather than at home, in order to establish equal opportunities.” Homework favors the wealthy, Hollande argues, because they are more likely to have a good working environment at home, including parents with the time and energy to help them with their work.

Hollande’s education proposal is not limited to a homework ban. According to the embassy, Hollande has also pledged to add 60,000 teaching jobs in the next five years. He has also expressed support for extending the school week by establishing a model in which children would attend school for nine half days a week. Schools would be able to decide if this is spread over four, five or even six days, in consultation with local authorities and parents.

French children typically go to school for 36 weeks out of the year. The school day is roughly as long as an American workday, lasting from 8:00 to 4:00 or later. However, in most schools the week is only four days, with Wednesdays off in addition to Saturday and Sunday.

Hollande’s proposals are not official yet; they’re part of an ongoing national debate about reforming the education system, which is, according to the 2009 Program for International Student Assessment, ranked 21st in reading, 22nd in math and 27th in science among countries in the OECD (Organisation for Economic Development and Co-operation). The United States ranks 17th, 31st, and 23rd in those respective categories.