VOICE OF THE FENS: It disappoints us that parents should petition against multi cultural event

Voice of the Fens

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IF the organisers of a multi cultural event in Wisbech were hoping for unanimous approval from parents then it must have been disconcerting to discover a petition had been started up to counter it.

The idea of English children being invited to learn a Lithuanian song sounds as innocent as the driven snow. Not so for some parents who complained of their children coming from school in tears and upset at the task in hand.

Really? As social media comments have noted could any similarity be found in youngsters learning a Lithuanian song compared to older students learning French or German to pass their GCSE?

Peckover School staff embarked on a genuinely cohesive exercise and it disappoints us, as indeed it must have disappointed them, that opposition by way of a petition should be felt necessary.

JUST when you thought it safe to conclude all politicians had vacated Fenland for the summer come news of an attempted coup.


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The latest is a bid by aggrieved Tories to oust their leader Alan Melton.

Quite whether the disaffected few turn out to be the disaffected many remains to be seen.

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In such matters so quintessentially English we anticipate much rhetoric but there does seem an absence of anyone with the killer touch needed to make this anything other than a filibustering folly.

UKIP thinks the county council can ditch £25m towards the A14 upgrade but legal advice suggests they can’t and so to Tuesday for politics in the raw as the matter gets settled.

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