The Pakistani town where Osama Bin Laden had been hiding was in a school twinning partnership with Blackburn, it has emerged.Whoops!
Coun Maureen Bateson, Blackburn with Darwen Council’s executive member for children’s services, said: “It was such a coincidence, we couldn’t believe it.
“The school phoned us to ask for advice, and I would hope something like this doesn’t necessarily stop the links from being there.”Well, no doubt, but the sound of hasty backpedalling and damage-limitation is deafening:
Daisyfield headteacher Peter Fenton played down the exchange, saying an attempt to forge email contact had failed, and it was now being wound down.
He said: “From my understanding, the project is about to finish.”Comments are, as ever, illuminating.