The Welsh Labour Government is proposing that schoolchildren should be taught “ethics”  using texts from liberal “thinkers” including Senator Edward Kennedy – who infamously left his campaign assistant  Mary Jo Kopechne to drown in this  Oldsmobile Belmont car at Chappaquiddick

The scandal-ridden Welsh Labour Government (which in the last 12 months has been accused of nurturing a “toxic atmosphere”  including  bullying, sexual assault, sexual harrassment and lying)   is to devise a course on “ethics”… for secondary schoolchildren.

Senator Edward Kennedy

Teacher and campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne drowned trapped in Kennedy’s car .

The new Welsh schools “ethics” course is to use texts by liberal “thinkers” including  the late Senator Edward Kennedy.

[Edward “Ted” Kennedy was the  Democrat senator who  infamously left his female campaign assistant  Mary Jo Kopechne  to drown in his crashed car at Chappaquiddick whilst he saved his own skin. Kennedy then lied about the incident. ]

The Welsh Labour Government’s new secondary curriculum for Wales  – which will include a course on  “ethics”  – is to be published next Easter  and with the aim of ensuring that “young people become ethical, informed and valued members of society”.

Kirsty Williams (Lib Dem AM Brecon and Radnor) the current education minister for Wales, claims to be “doing the right things” .

Education Minister Kirsty Williams (Liberal AM for Brecon and Radnor)   says the new Welsh education system must be what she calls a “citizens first” system.

The Welsh Labour Government quotes Ms Williams as saying “The curriculum will represent what we want – what we expect – the citizens of the future to become, to know, and to have gained from their teachers.”

Kirsty Williams is also quoted as saying that the new schools curriculum is to cover issues such as identity politics, social mobility and human rights” – and will include works by [almost entirely left-wing] “thinkers” – including such paragons of virtue as the late Senator Edward Kennedy.

Ross England Conservative Assembly candidate for the Vale of Glamorgan

However it seems Welsh Labour is unusually sensitive to criticism of this new school “ethics” course.

Party “twitterati” have rounded on anyone who has  dared criticise the scheme  – specifically the Vale of Glamorgan Conservative Assembly candidate Ross England.

Mr England – no stranger to public controversy, or to inflaming the Left  – has waded straight in to lambast the scheme itself and – implicitly – to criticise the apparent  social engineering which seems to be behind the Welsh Labour Government’s new school curriculum and its “ethics” content . On Twitter he said:-

Vale Conservative candidate Ross England says “This is appalling from the Welsh Government. The role of schools in Wales is not to indoctrinate the young into a cosmopolitan liberal worldview”

The new ethics course is to be put together by un-named “Teachers and university lecturers” along with a body of so-called “international experts” (it’s not stated what they’re actually experts in)  and  representatives of what the Welsh Government calls  “civic society” .

Testing and feedback will be carried out on the new ethics course before schools are given access to the final version of the new curriculum in 2020 – prior to its introduction in schools in 2022.

The Welsh Labour Government is entirely responsible for education in Welsh state schools and continues to bear responsibility for the lowest performance in public education anywhere in the UK.

In the most recent international PISA tests (in 2016), schools in Wales performed far worse than schools in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland  – the fourth time in a row Wales has come bottom of the rankings.  The next batch of PISA test results will be released in 2019 .

Male students shouldn’t ask smaller female students out on dates – says the University of Missouri where the Welsh Labour Government Education minister was educatedWelsh Labour Government Education Minister Kirsty Williams (real name Victoria Kirstyn Williams) attended the achingly politically-correct University of Missouri.

The Kansas City Star reported yesterday (Dec 28 2018) that the University of Missouri has issued legal depositions suggesting that “male students should avoid asking out female students at all – particularly when the male is physically larger than the female” and that to do so could conflict with the university’s sexual harassment policies.

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  1. Lesley says:

    Normal service has resumed then. Merry Christmas one and all

    • Peter Church says:

      Normal “Lesley” service has resumed then. Merry Christmas one and all

    • Philip Rapier says:

      Vale “Tory Boy” Harry Enfield lookalike’s Facebook Page is a mystery with not surprisingly
      No Friends to Show –
      No workplaces to show-
      No schools/universities to show
      No places to show
      No relationship info to show

      • Eyes Wired Shut says:

        For an ex-Mayor of Penarth Philip, you are a very bitter and sad old man.
        Lighten up a bit in the new year and forget about those nasty Torys

        PS How is life in your private gated community?

      • Lesley says:

        Or maybe as it’s his personal page, it’s personal? Just a thought

  2. Janet says:

    Can we just have Penarth news please .

  3. Ken says:

    “…Kirsty Williams is also quoted as saying that the new schools curriculum is to cover “issues such as identity politics, social mobility and human rights…”

    Be very careful.

  4. Christopher David says:

    Aha “Lesley”. Well I’ve been informed you are indeed on the gravy train. Will do a few more checks on the name when I have less time. Anyway this new policy will help Welsh GDP enormously and wont in any way increase the insularity of the average Taff with a chip!- wont it? What about assessing senior school children during their first year than channelling them. Those set for academia are educated towards achieving that goal. Those inclined to a vocation educated accordingly and practically? Ethics should be taught in the home….despite the risks, but could of course be debated in school- despite the risks!

    • Lesley says:

      Calm down Poirot. You’ve got me shaking in my boots. The mighty Christopher David is investigating me 🤣🤣

    • Harry Parfitt says:

      I’m not really sure what you’re on about but you do seem overly concerned about Lesley. Truth is she has as much right to an opinion, and to express it, as you. More to the point, despite the tone of the article, ethics is a perfectly valid and useful subject to be taught in schools. It appears that most of the contributors here have no idea what ethics means. It will help pupils to shape their own values, develop ethical decision-making skills and expose them to contrasting opinions.

      • Christopher David says:

        Naw wouldn’t waste my time, someone grassed the cowardly hypocrite out. Harry dear boy you think ethics should be left to teachers and the state. I had you down as cleverer than that.

    • Lesley says:

      This coming for the Christopher David who used to go under the anonymous name of ‘Pragmatic’ on here. Now who’s a hypocrite?

      • Christopher David says:

        Pragmatic? Can’t say I ever remember anyone using that handle let alone me. So “Lesley”- why haven’t you got the guts to post under your own name? What I can say is; this is me- and I’ve posted under my own name from PDN’s launch. Indeed before as well as PDN is a group member and I’ve posted on the Caribbean sites out of business interest way before the PDN launch. So put up or shut up sweetie 🙂 What! no ethics heh x.

    • Lesley says:

      Sorry. My mistake. I meant the name Pragmatist that was you.

    • Harry Parfitt says:

      Don’t I remember a dinosaur fellow called Andrew something or other? Good reason to believe that was Mr David as well. He likes taking a pop at “anonymous cowards” but isn’t averse to dabbling himself.

      • Andrew Sarchus says:

        Harry Parfitt I’m well behind the times. Happy New Year to You and may your Lesley brown tongue go with you.

  5. 'page not found' says:

    When I go on the council website to try and find out about Christmas rubbish collection, it says ‘page not found’.
    The streets of Penarth are now piling high with bags as though nobody has any idea when they will be collected.
    WTF is going on?
    How do we find out when to put our bags out???

  6. The Tax payer says:

    MP Fiona Onasanya springs to mind 😂. So I don’t think Labour should say anything about Ethics 👍😂😂

    • Peter Church says:

      Oh and MP Kate Osamor another Labour MP forced to resign for shocking ethics.
      Corbyn has picked some real scumbags to sit with him.

      • The Tax payer says:

        Bet she doesn’t resign. To much of a well paid job just to walk away from when this is normal for a lot of MPs and not just Labour 😎

      • snoggerdog says:

        nobody wants to give up their seat on the gravy train.

  7. Peter Church says:

    The Party “twitterati” seem more concerned about Waitrose closing in Barry!
    How the other half live, Labour Hypocrisy!!
    Happy Christmas Lis Burnett 🙂

  8. Guido Fawkes says:

    This Venn Diagram made us all laugh at Christmas on Social Media

    But there is a darker side to Christmas and He is just waiting in the wings……

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