Oh FFS! Why? That was a nursery rhyme I actually remember liking even though I hadn't the foggiest what it was about as a kid.
I suppose promoting piracy as a jovial vocation to kids, rather than portraying an obviously negative caricature of life on the sauce is the logical choice. Good one "Bookstart", thats on par with the cnuts who make up the Crystal Mark Plain English scheme & their bright ideas vis-a-vis latin abbreviations & decent prose in genera!
P.s. to add fuel to general anti-PC sentiments - in the Met Plod where I currently work, there are little cards being circulated to all staff saying, "Stand up to HATE CRIME - Being LGBT is a fact; Being homophobic or transphobic is a choice; Let's work together to stop it"
We're all having problems understanding the bit about a state of being, being a fact...