Dozens of schools in Brighton and Hove will take the unprecedented step as part of a campaign by parent-led group Save Our Schools.
The action will be go ahead today despite Brighton and Hove City Council issuing a warning to headteachers not to display the banners because they were promoting “one-sided political views”.Well, yes. The Civil Service goes into purdah for a reason.
Andy Richbell, headteacher of St Nicolas Primary School in Portslade, said the issue was above politics. He said: “We don’t agree with their analysis this is political because we don’t think we are taking a party political stance.
“There are politicians on all sides who are concerned about the Department for Education cuts and have been lobbying them.
“We’ve had support from several of our MPs and every MP we have spoken to recognises that there is an issue.
“So this isn’t party political – it is the community that is really concerned about the impact of the cuts on the children in our schools right now.”You're wrong, chum. Which really calls into question your integrity.