Religious kids not brainwashed properly, says Islington council

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Council inadvertently sums up absurd notion of “religious” child.

Islington council’s decision to stop serving sausages at its schools is a story purpose-built to provoke the right-wing press into a mouth-foaming rage along the old themes of nationhood, multiculturalism and political correctness.

The comments on the Daily Mail and Guido Fawkes were as predictable as they were spectacular, whilst many on Twitter and Reddit happily weighed in on the other side with equal vitriol.

Yet amid the denouncements for what seems likely to have been a simple cost cutting measure, few seem to have noticed the curious council statement at the close of the Islington Gazette’s report:

Young children, some as young as four-years-old, of different religious and ethnic backgrounds may not know which foods contain pork, or may not realise the importance of avoiding it due to their culture or beliefs.

What a wonderful piece of absurdity.

Picture – Muffingg.

Jimmy Nicholls

Jimmy Nicholls

Writer on Westminster, free speech, religion and so forth. Contact jimmy.nicholls@rightdishonourable.com