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Comrade Corbyn to the fore - whither (or wither) the Labour Party?

Totally agree. In the seventies, I had a very rigorous history master at school (which had just been turned Comp from Grammar) and for O'Level we concentrated on British and European history 1815 to 1945. My kids went to (a State) secondary school in the noughties in North London. My, did they have to put up with a pile of tosh. I was asked not to attend PTA meetings for upsetting the teachers, who were mostly absolutely clueless social justice warriors. I actually had one tell me that it didn't matter that she had minimal knowledge about the subject she was teaching, so long as she taught the kids the right way to think .......... !
Over beers last weekend, a mate told me what was being taught to his daughter - and this was a private school.

His daughter came home and told him that 'Nazi' was a term invented by the intolerant, and was on a par with 'chav', 'pikey' and so on. The same intolerant types are the same people who recently voted for Brexit - bigots, one and all, peddling outmoded ideals of racism and prejudice.

He interjected that 'Nazi' has its roots in 'National Socialism' but his (actually, very bright) daughter cut in and told him he was wrong. 'Nazi' was/is a derogatory and dismissive term invented by the right wing.

I asked if he'd complained to the school. His wife had said not to, as the teacher was leaving at the end of the term just gone. I pointed out that that just left her to go and teach (actually, preach) the same poisonous shite at another school.

What the teacher is indulging in is rank propaganda, with kids who are pre-teen. It's shocking and a complete lie but no doubt in her SJW warrior way she'll no doubt be able to justify it.
 
In other news, a couple of the wheels come of the Socialist bus:

Brexit changes reversed amid Labour revolt

"Attempts to keep the UK in the European Economic Area after Brexit have been defeated in the House of Commons, amid a major Labour revolt over the issue.

A Lords amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill, committing the UK to retain EEA membership after it leaves the EU next year, was reversed by 327 votes to 126.

Jeremy Corbyn urged his MPs to abstain but 75 voted for and 15 against.

Shadow minster Laura Smith and five junior aides quit their jobs in order to defy the party whip over the issue. . . "

O'Jeremy is going to need a couple of Fair Trade wheat grass smoothies. come Labour Live-though I have to say that I'm a touch taken by surprise at the depth of the revolt, for that is what it is.
 
Over beers last weekend, a mate told me what was being taught to his daughter - and this was a private school.

His daughter came home and told him that 'Nazi' was a term invented by the intolerant, and was on a par with 'chav', 'pikey' and so on. The same intolerant types are the same people who recently voted for Brexit - bigots, one and all, peddling outmoded ideals of racism and prejudice.

He interjected that 'Nazi' has its roots in 'National Socialism' but his (actually, very bright) daughter cut in and told him he was wrong. 'Nazi' was/is a derogatory and dismissive term invented by the right wing.

I asked if he'd complained to the school. His wife had said not to, as the teacher was leaving at the end of the term just gone. I pointed out that that just left her to go and teach (actually, preach) the same poisonous shite at another school.

What the teacher is indulging in is rank propaganda, with kids who are pre-teen. It's shocking and a complete lie but no doubt in her SJW warrior way she'll no doubt be able to justify it.
Actually she's not far off.

From the Telegraph:

Nazi – an insult in use long before the rise of Adolf Hitler's party. It was a derogatory term for a backwards peasant – being a shortened version of Ignatius, a common name in Bavaria, the area from which the Nazis emerged. Opponents seized on this and shortened the party's title Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, to the dismissive "Nazi"

Full article:

Why Hitler hated being called a Nazi and what's really in humble pie - origins of words and phrases revealed
 
Actually she's not far off.

From the Telegraph:

Nazi – an insult in use long before the rise of Adolf Hitler's party. It was a derogatory term for a backwards peasant – being a shortened version of Ignatius, a common name in Bavaria, the area from which the Nazis emerged. Opponents seized on this and shortened the party's title Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, to the dismissive "Nazi"

Full article:

Why Hitler hated being called a Nazi and what's really in humble pie - origins of words and phrases revealed
Blimey, I stand slightly corrected. Thank you - genuinely.

I still think her connecting it with Brexit voters is a hell of a stretch, mind.
 

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