Political correctness has gone mad. Despite us supposedly living in a democratic society with freedom of thought.It appears if you don’t subscribe to the leftist mainstream line it can now cost you your job. Even if that happens to be opposing terrorists killing women and children in the name of Islam.
A school dinner lady from Preston, Lancashire has been suspended for attending the ‘Unite Against Hate’ protest in Manchester. The peaceful protest against Islamic terrorism was partly organised by ex-English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson. It also featured a number of other speakers on the day of all races and religions including members representing the Sikh, ex-Muslim and gay communities.
Mother-of-five Rachel Booth, 27, from Preston, said she attended the rally out of sympathy for the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing. She said she went on the march with her husband, who is ex-military and mixed race, to show solidarity with the bombing victims, not to support far-right extremism.
Five days later, Mrs Booth went into work at Moor Nook Primary School in Preston, where three of her children are pupils, and was suspended on the spot by the headteacher Suzanne Clough. Mrs Booth said the head handed her a letter and asked her to read it, telling her she was suspended for attending an EDL march which was “potential gross misconduct”. Despite it not even being an EDL march.
Although this is what the communist trouble makers from Unite Against Fascism(UAF) were falsely banding around in the run up to the event attempting to falsely smear those attending as fascists,racists or nazis. Their lies then aided and abetted by Manchester mayor Andy Burnham and Greater Manchester Police who falsely claimed it as an EDL march. GMP later stated it wasn’t an EDL march and by doing so was an error.
“It came as a big shock,” Mrs Booth said.
“To be honest I cried when I got out of there. It’s never happened to me before.
“I have never been in any kind of trouble with police.
“The grounds for suspending me are it was an EDL march, which is a load of rubbish. Even if I was part of the EDL, which I’m certainly not, it should not have affected my job.
“I have done absolutely nothing wrong in my eyes.”
“I thought it was for the children and so I went,” she added.
Mrs Booth, who has worked at the school for four years and is suspended on full pay, is expecting to have a meeting with the school soon.But she said she has since been targeted while picking up her children from school.
“I got a bit of abuse yesterday, I got called a racist b*tch,” she said.
Tommy Robinson has since launched an online petition in support of Mrs Booth which over 20000 people have signed.The online petition can be found here.
When asked for comment headteacher Ms Clough said: “I can confirm that a member of staff has been suspended, pending further inquiries.There are a number of inaccurate statements being made and one which is important to clarify is that the member of staff is able to attend school in their capacity as a parent. It would not be proper for me to comment further.”
No doubt Moor Nook school headteacher and the majority of others teachers working there are fully paid up members of the union National Union of Teachers (NUT). Now the NUT are one of the biggest funders of Unite Against Fascism, the Socialist Workers Party front who organised the counter protest on the day and caused all the trouble. NUT pay for a UAF magazine called Unity, which is aimed at teachers to push the SWP / UAF communist agenda knowing it will then become a factor of what they then teach in the classroom and have an influence of the children. The well paid champagne socialist NUT leader Christine Blower is also vice-chair of Unite Against Fascism.
Regardless of any investigation into the dinner lady, unfortunately shit sticks and the smears against her will always be there. She has her reputation ruined when doing nothing wrong and is the real victim here.