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September 8, 2009

BRITISH CHILDREN BEING DISCOURAGED FROM RIDING BIKES

Guardian, UK - Significant numbers of children face active official discouragement and even bans against cycling to and from school, cycle campaigners have warned as a new academic year gets under way. As state pupils in most of the UK returned for the new term over the past week - those in Scotland went back earlier - most travelled to school in cars, on buses or on foot. Just a tiny minority did so on a bicycle, despite rising levels of obesity and inactivity. Many would actively like to ride but are prevented from doing so by a mixture of parental worries and school policies which range from warnings about safety to effective bans through a refusal to allow bikes to be kept on school grounds, campaigners say

2 Comments:

Anonymous Mairead said...

Every day in every way, "New Labour" shows itself to be further right than the old Tories and IMMEASURABLY further right than Real Labour.

It wouldn't take much to convince me that there's an actual, though perhaps unadmitted, plan to turn Britain into a depopulated police state equal to or surpassing Nazi Germany, the DDR, and the USSR.

I can't believe that the Tory II bureaucrats are so stupid that they're doing these things without understanding the consequences. Britain has a very fine edu system, and the people who get tapped for civil-service admin positions are the cream of the academic crop.

September 8, 2009 8:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The NAZI's were not Right - they were extreme Left.

But Left and Right is not the true dichotomy. The real alternatives are Statist or Individualist.

September 10, 2009 6:28 PM  

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