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    It was also reported he was looking at EDL material. I can understand why that has been left out of the headlines as it is less clickbait worthy.

    Although it does seem like an extreme response, but it was the British public that voted in a government that insists schools monitor pupils for signs of them developing an interest in radical ideologies.
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    (Original post by zippyRN)
    to suggest that UKIP are not racist is patently ridiculous ...
    Go on then, explain exact examples of how the party as a whole, or any of its policies are racist.
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    Seriously this is ****ing stupid, and that's coming from someone who really doesn't like UKIP, they have some ****s in their party and a **** of a leader, but they're hardly extremist ffs. If it was the BNP or EDL I could understand, but UKIP aren't exactly extreme, it's just some of their policies and principles attract bigots.
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    (Original post by BaronK)
    Comments of members don't speak for the whole party though - e.g. Thornberry's comments, Abbott's comments. UKIP just gets extra scrutiny, but interestingly they seem to take a much tougher disciplinary stance.
    You could call it cherry-picking, but that was a heck of a lot of cherries.
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    I hope they arrested the teacher for wasting police time.
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    (Original post by Lady Comstock)
    But even that is not unlawful so I am not sure why the school felt it was necessary to call the police. Had he visited websites which are actually unlawful, then fair enough.
    The article does not indicate that the school saw it as unlawful, they merely called the police for advice.

    The government has placed a legal duty on schools to monitor pupils for extremism. Schools are in a damned if you damned if you don't situation. Either they overreact like this or they get accused of turning a blind eye to the radicalisation of those that commit the next Paris attacks or become a Breivik wannabe.

    It's quite an insidious bit of legislation, but what can you do, the British electorate want it.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...-advice-v6.pdf
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    (Original post by mangala)
    good, UKIP are just more overtly racist tories
    So you approve of the school calling the police for a student going on UKIP's website? I'm 99% sure you're trolling but just in case you're not, you ought to know that you're everything wrong with our society.

    EDIT: just saw the rest of your posts in this thread and I'm now 100% sure. You had us.
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    Absolute disgrace people should be fired over this


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    (Original post by Quantex)
    The article does not indicate that the school saw it as unlawful, they merely called the police for advice.

    The government has placed a legal duty on schools to monitor pupils for extremism. Schools are in a damned if you damned if you don't situation. Either they overreact like this or they get accused of turning a blind eye to the radicalisation of those that commit the next Paris attacks or become a Breivik wannabe.

    It's quite an insidious bit of legislation, but what can you do, the British electorate want it.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...-advice-v6.pdf
    Most people associate UKIP as a legitimate political party with a large following. To put extremists in the same category as UKIP is an insult to the victims of Paris and other terror attacks across the world and is downright disturbing. Almost as if they are trying to legitimise terrorism.

    There's nothing wrong with that legislation, it sounds like the people working in schools need to be educated on what extremism is and how to spot signs of it.
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    hope she is expelled. there is no room in modern britain for criticism of immigration
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    (Original post by intelligent con)
    hope she is expelled. there is no room in modern britain for criticism of immigration
    Expelled and then sent for re-education.
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    (Original post by Quantex)
    The article does not indicate that the school saw it as unlawful, they merely called the police for advice.

    The government has placed a legal duty on schools to monitor pupils for extremism. Schools are in a damned if you damned if you don't situation. Either they overreact like this or they get accused of turning a blind eye to the radicalisation of those that commit the next Paris attacks or become a Breivik wannabe.

    It's quite an insidious bit of legislation, but what can you do, the British electorate want it.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...-advice-v6.pdf
    Yeah. As frustrating as this is, in this case the legislation is at fault. This is actually a textbook example of how surveillance laws supposed to catch so-called extremists can immediately be abused, in this case by teachers and police who have their own, completely incorrect view of what constitutes extremism or even behaviour that leads to extremism.
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    Preventing extremism is taken too far
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    (Original post by Olie)
    Seriously this is ****ing stupid, and that's coming from someone who really doesn't like UKIP, they have some ****s in their party and a **** of a leader, but they're hardly extremist ffs. If it was the BNP or EDL I could understand, but UKIP aren't exactly extreme, it's just some of their policies and principles attract bigots.
    But he was also looking at EDL material.

    I have a feeling that if we swapped "UKIP" with "ISIS", people in this thread would be reacting very differently.
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    (Original post by JordanL_)
    But he was also looking at EDL material.

    I have a feeling that if we swapped "UKIP" with "ISIS", people in this thread would be reacting very differently.
    Well... Yeah... But people would also act differently if you replaced " went on a ukip website" with "started executing foreign students", so im not sure what your point is.
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    (Original post by JordanL_)
    But he was also looking at EDL material.

    I have a feeling that if we swapped "UKIP" with "ISIS", people in this thread would be reacting very differently.
    Well err yea if it were Isis it would be a terrorist movement that is waging war in 3 nations and plotting terror attacks in western nations.

    The other is a party that want to have a points based system for immigration.

    How stupid are you?


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    (Original post by BaronK)
    They're not even racist.
    BaronK i agree with you that they are not racist compared to the bnp or britains first
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    Lmao :rofl:
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    (Original post by RobML)
    Schools and police operate under a tory government, so I don't see that applies.
    If anything the police are pretending that they aren't targeting Muslims in the new safe-guarding laws by wasting resources on things like this
    Some consider the Tories to be national socialists (lefties).
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    The issue isn't about whether they're 'racist' or not.

    A school should either ban all political party websites, or none of them. Schools and educational institutions should not be pushing or marginalising ANY political standpoints within our democracy.
 
 
 
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