Thursday, February 15, 2007

Islington Conservative Blogger breaks story

On the 4th Feb, local Conservative Paul Newman wrote about about Islington Council hiring African-Caribbean Men in a comment on his blog: No Blacks Allowed.....(?).

Then Arthurian Legend picked it up and asked Is you bein' racialist?

Yesterday the Islington Gazette has this article on their website about the situation:

A JOB advert on Islington Council's website asking for 40 Afro-Caribbean men to become teaching assistants has been branded a disgrace by a top local Tory.

Paul Newman, vice-chairman (north) of Islington Conservatives, says the advert for the roles in Islington's Ethnic Minority Achievement Service (EMAS) is insulting and could encourage support for right-wing parties such as the BNP.

He said: "Do we need divisive special treatment for newcomers? Absolutely not, there is already growing suspicion and mistrust. This will add to it.

"Black children and white children should be treated the same and so should their teachers. Simple."

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fair point. What about the Polish teaching assistants for example?