Which part of liberty, equality, and fraternity is giving Muslim kids identification numbers?

French president Emmanuel Macron has introduced a new regressive bill which further monitors Muslims. A number of terror attacks in France over the past month is the latest excuse for France’s storied history of Islamophobic policies. Muslim leaders Macron asked the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) to accept a charter of “republican values” over the next 15 days. The BBC reported that the bill includes the following measures: Restrictions on home-schooling and harsher punishments for those who intimidate public officials on religious grounds Giving children an identification number under the law that would be used to ensure they are attending school. Parents who break the law…

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The government dished out millions on highly questionable contracts while denying starving kids free school meals

Evidence shows that the Conservative government has thrown hundreds of millions of pounds at companies for what could only be described as dubious or questionable contracts. In contrast, the government was happy to deny free school meals during the October half-term break, meaning many kids were left hungry.Loads of moneyIn September, The Canary published a listing of known personal protective equipment (PPE) and coronavirus (Covid-19) contractors at that point in time. Some were identified as Tory Party donors; others were dormant or had no experience of producing or sourcing PPE.Since then more evidence has emerged via Jo Maugham QC regarding some of those firms in relation to the…

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Taxpayer’s money available for companies vs kids

Image descriptionThe image is titled “Taxpayer’s money, a guide”. On the lefthand side is a massive pile of gold, money and jewels. Underneath that is the caption, “Available for private companies (run by our mates)”. On the lefthand side is a piece of paper with the words “Empty platitudes” and a “U” grade written on it. Underneath that is the caption “Available for hungry children”. By Ralph Underhill Source link

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Scientist warns we may struggle to curb coronavirus spread without closing schools for older kids

Ministers may be forced to close schools to older children if coronavirus (Covid-19) cases continue to increase at the current rate, a scientist has warned.Professor Neil Ferguson said the NHS would soon be unable to cope unless the spread of the disease was stemmed. His modelling led to the original lockdown in March.He said there were currently 8,000 people in hospital with coronavirus. That’s around a third of the peak earlier this year, and numbers are continuing to rise.Further actionHe said the restrictions on households mixing may not be enough, and further action may be needed: If we go beyond that there is a limit to what we…

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