Children should not be used as political pawns by left wing teachers intent on indoctrination, says UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP.
His comments come in the wake of the NUT annual conference which on Sunday passed a motion to campaign to scrap the promotion of ‘fundamental British values’.
Paul Nuttall MEP, UKIP's Deputy Leader, said, “Last time I checked this is still Britain and what else should be promoted but British values? They inherently include tolerance of other faiths and lifestyles, that is a fundamental value of our traditional society.
“To say the term is ‘demeaning’ as the NUT do, demonstrates the left wing bias of that union and their selfish drive to use pupils as political pawns.
“These are young impressionable minds they are playing with who should be taught what being British means above ideological views about international human rights.
“We are an island race and migrants have always settled here and been happily assimilated into our communities. And we have a fine record on taking in refugees from all over the world facing persecution and death.
“But the situation is now out of control and we cannot and must not allow uncontrolled immigration and nor should our youngsters be taught that putting the people living in this country first makes us racist. It does not.
“Campaigning to welcome even more migrants into this country when our schools, hospitals, housing and general infrastructure is already failing to cope is irresponsible and risking creating a divided society with future generations the losers.”