No BNP ban for teachers is ‘deeply disappointing’

Share this story

The TUC has expressed deep disappointment at the recommendation of the Maurice Smith review not to recommend that BNP membership should be incompatible with being a teacher.

TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: ‘This is deeply disappointing and I hope ministers will not close the door to this common-sense policy.

‘The Race Relations Act (2000) places public services, and therefore public servants, under a duty to eliminate race discrimination and to promote equality of opportunity.

‘We simply do not believe that it is possible for those who have joined a political party that promotes racism to protect young people from discrimination.’

More information: Maurice Smith Review

Help Keep HRreview Free with a Small Donation

Post Comment