Wednesday, 4 March 2009
You are all guilty until proven otherwise
I suggest all of you who do not believe we are
living in the Weimar Republic of 1932, should read this posting by Tom Paine.
The concept that teachers as the first slice of the salami, can have a record that includes all unfounded allegations against teachers is utterly outrageous and goes against all of the fundamental precepts of the Common Law in this country.
Imagine a Stasi state or a McCarthy state where before any of us can secure a contract or get a job, you will require a police check that contains unfounded allegations, or whispers from your neighbours or work colleagues. You only had to look at the episode on Zoe Wannamaker on 'Who do you think you are', when she opened her father's FBI file (Sam Wannamaker) from the forties and fifties, with how many friends had denounced him.
You don't have to imagine much because 'security checks' for jobs have been here for a fair few years.
Police files are great for blackmailing people, already had one case of a Policeman going to jail, and makes it easier to fit up people, 'well look at his/her file'. Let's not even mention the leverage that can be used in bitter divorce cases.
Finally we may as well close the schools, as there will be no discipline as Wayne and Waynetta 'who know their rights,innit' start making any amount of accusations.
Its all another load of Balls. Do you want the Police deciding whether you can have a living ?