What next?

  • History pupils must be taught about some foreign cultures and civilisations
  • But teachers are not obliged to cover landmark events in British history
  • Includes both World Wars, according to the Campaign for Real Education
  • Such events now ‘non-statutory’ under new national curriculum for history


History pupils must be taught about Islamic civilisation, Mayan culture or Benin in West Africa – but they need not study British kings and queens, education campaigners have claimed.

The teaching of landmark events such as the Battle of Waterloo is now ‘non-statutory’ under the new national curriculum for history, according to the Campaign for Real Education.

While teachers are not obliged to cover the World Wars, Winston Churchill or Elizabeth I, they must tell history students about some foreign cultures and civilisations, the group claims.

Bullying By Labour and today it seems it’s paymasters are in for the ride.

Unite union accused of ‘bullying’ young Labour activists into voting for Jeremy Corbyn ally at the centre of anti-Semitism claims

  • James Elliott was up for election to Labour‘s National Executive Committee
  • He narrowly lost out to moderate candidate in blow for Jeremy Corbyn
  • Texts reveal Unite officials ordered Labour youngsters to elect Elliott
  • Youngsters were even ‘chased into toilets’ and threatened, members claim
  • Labour MPs demand Jeremy Corbyn investigates bullying claims 

Hard to believe?

Mircea Gheorghiu (left) was sentenced to six years in jail in his native Romania (bottom right) for rape, but he served just two years and eight months behind bars before moving to Britain illegally. Gheorghiu, now 47, was later convicted of drink-driving here, and – after the Home Office discovered his criminal past – was ordered out of the country under the ‘deport first, appeal later’ scheme devised by Theresa May to stop foreign offenders remaining in Britain by launching endless appeals. But two judges  at an immigration tribunal have now let Gheorghiu return to the UK because his crimes are not deemed serious enough to justify his deportation.

Jobless European immigrants living in Britain were handed an astonishing £886 million in benefits over a single year

The staggering welfare bill has been disclosed for the first time buried in a Government report backing David Cameron’s plea for the UK to remain in the European Union.

Last week’s report says unemployed EU migrants received £886 million in Housing Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance and sickness pay in 2013-14. The Government has always insisted it was unable to obtain this data despite repeated requests from MPs, prompting suspicions of a cover-up.

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Tony Blair’s brief in July 2002 to the new head of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND), Bill Jeffrey, was characteristically confusing. Jeffrey should sharply reduce the number of illegal migrants and chase bogus students, said Blair.

On the other hand, he added: ‘I’m all for good immigration.’

Jeffrey appeared to be unaware of ‘managed migration’ and how controls had been relaxed under the guise of work permits.

Home Secretary David Blunkett had reached an understanding with Blair about immigration. The two had discussed whether the citizens of eight European states (known as the A8 nations) due to become members of the EU in May 2004 should be allowed to work in Britain immediately.

Other EU countries, including Germany, planned to delay such privileges for seven years.

Initially, Blair was wary about lifting all restrictions on migrants from the new EU states. His misgivings were addressed during a trip to Warsaw, where his hosts in the British embassy described the virtues of allowing unlimited numbers of Poles into Britain.

‘Let’s be good Europeans,’ Blair was told by the Foreign Office’s senior representative.

‘Yes,’ he replied. ‘We shouldn’t worry about numbers.’

In London, the Treasury’s Permanent Secretary Andrew Turnbull agreed. The Germans, he thought, were ‘crazy’ to pass up the opportunity of employing hard-working East Europeans. The only concern was public opinion. People were alarmed by what some Blair aides called ‘the immigration tinderbox’.

The solution, everyone agreed, was simple: they would just avoid mentioning numbers.

‘Is this handleable?’ Blair asked.

‘Yes,’ replied Blunkett. ‘It’s legal migration, which we can control.’ The truth, as both knew, was the opposite.

Since the IND could not even guess at the numbers intending to come after their countries’ accession, Home Office officials seized upon a report produced by Christian Dustmann, of University College London.

Dustmann’s research for the EU estimated that only 13,000 Poles would arrive in 2004.

(Between May 2004 and June 2007, 430,000 Poles applied to the Home Office Worker Registration Scheme. As the scheme is voluntary, the true figure is thought to be much higher).

IND officials were dubious about Dustmann’s investigation, but the report’s academic label suppressed any controversy.

‘We didn’t spell it out because of fear of racism,’ Blunkett would later say. ‘We were on the side of the angels.’

Unknown to the public, the ‘angels’ in the government did not know how many foreigners would be coming into Britain or from which countries they would come. No civil servant was even asked to make an inspired guess.

What a shock the Tories miss calculate growth and look at chopping off what meat is left on the bone.

Chancellor George Osborne warned that he might cut public spending more deeply than he previously planned after the country’s economic growth fell short of the pace foreseen in his plans to wipe out the country’s budget deficit.
Osborne, due to make an annual budget statement on March 16, said official growth figures announced on Thursday showed Britain’s economy was smaller than he had hoped for.