In the wake of Hampdengate (where things didn’t go to plan for the government, despite taxpayer funded bribes of £25 vouchers, free travel and lunches being offered to parents, children and young people to go forth and promote the ‘benefits’ of data theft), the propaganda wagon has lost all its wheels and will hopefully soon […]
Further to our recent post, Deregister or be damned, in which we highlighted the plight of former home educator Jackie Turner, who is being prosecuted for taking her nine year old daughter, Hazel, out of school for this three week backpacking trip, we are pleased to see the mainstream media embracing the story. Support for Jackie’s position has been overwhelming, […]
Welsh home educators are today gathering for a #HandsUpForHomeEd picnic on the steps of the Senedd (Welsh Assembly Building) to show the solidarity of the home educating community against the draconian Draft Guidelines For Elective Home Education in Wales, which are currently open for consultation.
Picnickers will be wearing T-shirts decorated with the ‘I’m Home Educated, Not Invisible’ slogan and bringing […]
We thought we should post an update on the GIRFEC judicial review appeal hearing at the Court of Session in Edinburgh before judges Lord Carloway, Lord Malcolm and Lord Bracadale. It is to be hoped that three judicial heads are better than one, especially given the good Lords’ recent victory in protecting their own privacy […]
A Herefordshire parent with many years of experience home educating her older children is being prosecuted for taking her nine year old daughter on a backpacking ‘holiday of a lifetime’ during term time. Ironically, had she exercised her parental right to deregister (under which circumstances, in England, the school would have been legally required to remove […]
The UK Column News, broadcast on 29 May 2015, is a must watch for home educators and others who are concerned about citizen wellbeing (or, more accurately, wellbehaving) outcomes, as dictated by the state and a gang of unelected ‘leaders’.
Home educators will note in particular the plans for compulsory registration contained in Labour’s pre-election policy proposals (08.30), but the point […]
As most of our readers will be aware, home educators have been at the forefront of the campaign against GIRFEC surveillance and the imposition of a Named Person on every child in Scotland. The online petition set up by the Scottish home education charity Schoolhouse to raise public awareness has attracted over 6600 signatures and some incisive accompanying comments from […]
Here is a snapshot of an an old Sunday Post article, dated 26/12/71, when Ted Heath was Conservative Prime Minister.
Forty-four years on, plus ça change…
In the early part of the 21st century, reality shows and documentaries about life on benefits in some of the poorest areas of Britain have become a popular form of light entertainment.
‘Benefits Street’ […]
Our members and visitors may like to know that a long overdue upgrade of this website is currently underway. We are planning a re-launch in the near future, so please watch this space for further details! Progress has been painfully slow due to a combination of trials and tribulations on other fronts, but the project is now nearing […]
By Neil Taylor
“Why does the wolf don sheep’s clothing? So he can devour them at his leisure. Appearances are deceptive. Relying on superficial optics is hazardous to health.” (Daily Kos)
I have been quite fond, if that is an appropriate adjective, of quoting the late film maker Aaron Russo in the youtube video of him talking to […]