Wandsworth Council in South-West London has circulated guidelines saying that permanently and immediately excluding any child who has carried or used a knife against others 'is not appropriate'.Wha...?
The council claims the suggested change in policy will 'ensure that our schools are safer places for staff, pupils, parents and visitors'.I note they don't even attempt to explain how...
Last year a report by MPs and peers warned that exclusion from school could actually be the 'tipping point' which leads children to pick up a knife.For 'MPs and peers' read 'racehustling charlatans' like Sarah Jones, Labour MP for Croydon Central who presides over the kind of underclass gang-haunted nightmare of a borough where gang wars spill into public transport hubs in broad daylight in front of commuters.
Tom Bennett, the Department for Education's independent behaviour adviser, has argued against making the link that exclusion leads to knife crime and suggested campaigners were driven 'more by ideology than evidence'.Which is a polite way of saying they care more for progressive politics than public safety. And he's not wrong.