May visits Trafford primary school. Kids told: ‘Do NOT mention politics – or Corbyn’

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A previous Theresa May school visit

Prime Minister Theresa May visited a school in Trafford on Monday, as part of her ‘campaigning’ for Thursday’s local elections.

Last week, the SKWAWKBOX showed that Mrs May was taken to Dudley by helicopter and convoy to avoid meeting anyone but Tory faithful gathered in the local Conservative club.

In Trafford yesterday, May met primary-school children – but only after the strictest conditions were imposed on the bemused kids, who were a maximum of ten or eleven years old.

A source close to the events told the SKWAWKBOX:

Children were selected by staff to meet with her and those selected were told not to mention recent political events or Jeremy Corbyn.

The visit was not announced in advance, and parents were simply told that there would be some filming at the school, as is required under privacy law. A small number of star pupils were selected to meet the PM and all children were told to be smart, behave, etc, but also given strict instructions not to mention anything political during her visit.

This was apparently the request even with regard to the conversations children not meeting the PM had amongst themselves.

The school has pupils down to nursery age. The kids told parents that they were told just to keep schtum about politics during the visit – even the children not meeting May were not allowed to chat about politics among themselves.

It seems Theresa May is now afraid of schoolchildren.

Trafford is currently a Tory-run local authority. Theresa May’s meeting with schoolchildren in Bootle last year became infamous for the PM’s and the children’s mutual distaste, as pictured above.

10 Downing Street has been contacted for comment.

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19 responses to “May visits Trafford primary school. Kids told: ‘Do NOT mention politics – or Corbyn’

  1. Theresa May is very similar to Hillary Clinton in two respects.

    Firstly, the more people see and hear her on the campaign trail the more they notice her inability to connect with everyday people and her inability to communicate a clear, meaningful message.

    Secondly, just like Hillary, during campaigns she always loses any poll lead her party may have held when the campaign started. Neither Hillary Clinton nor Theresa May ever make net gains during campaigns, they both only make very heavy net losses.

    I expect that is why the Tories have kept her number of appearances during the local elections to a minimum and, as with this visit, kept those limited appearances as controlled as possible.

  2. Yeah, those sneaky five-to-ten-year-olds with their sweet faces, political nous and minds like steel traps just suck you in and chop you up.

  3. Surely all the children’s parents should have been told exactly what was going on beforehand? Their rights come before those of the school teachers AND the Prime Minister.

  4. Should have had a PM’S question Time, a good place tro start would have been about free school meals backed up by overseas votes from a country that the vote does not even affect, hopefully Thursday will be a start of the end for the strong and stable leadership to the transformation of weak and feeble which sounds more appropriate

  5. What did you expect, an open hustings? It’s Theresa May for crying out loud!

  6. Hmmm….The establishment ordering kids to keep quiet to make life easy for a tory PM.

    I’ve heard similar elsewhere. The most sickening part (if true) is that teachers, school governors and/or the LEA colluded with them in this.

    If you tolerate this, then your children will be next….

    • “Hmmm….The establishment ordering kids to keep quiet to make life easy for a tory PM.”

      Perhaps TM is trying to project how strong and stable she is by emulating a powerful leader. However I don’t think that Kim Jong-un is a wise choice

  7. Is this control freakery and media manipulation a sign of things to come from the new ‘compliance environment’ that has replaced the hostile environment’?

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  9. The thing is, may probly pished herself laughing when that 7 or 8 year old kid stumped gidiot osborne with the simple arithmetic question.

    Now, if I know kids, I know they know a damn sight more about times tables at 10 & 11 than they do the world of politics. Maybe gidiot couldn’t even bat away a simple question from a nipper; but it wouldn’t surprise anyone that may has to muzzle them just to make sure.

  10. Hmmn telling children not to think for themselves; kind of sums up Tory De-Education policy – don’t encourage young citizens to think critically just find a Wheat and Chaff for capitalism based on too many regular elaborate memory tests!
    When I was eleven I wrote in an exam “Why do so few have so much when so many have so little” but probably forgot the question mark!

  11. Hmmn telling children not to think for themselves; kind of sums up Tory ‘Education’ policy.
    Don’t encourage young citizens to think critically just find a Wheat and Chaff for capitalism based on too many regular elaborate memory tests!
    When I was eleven I wrote in an exam “Why do so few have so much when so many have so little” but probably forgot the question mark!

  12. Should encourage young citizens to think critically and not just find a Wheat and Chaff for capitalism based on elaborate memory tests!
    When I was eleven I wrote “Why do so few have so much when so many have so little” but probably forgot the question mark!

  13. I’m very sorry to say that your close source is not correct in this heavily biased report. My daughter was amongst the “selected star pupils” in the Primary school in Trafford. In actual fact, names were drawn out of hat for the whole class and whilst, I am my daughters biggest fan, she is certainly not a star pupil. They were asked not to talk about anything political but I’m not sure that 10/11yr old would do that anyway. My daughter had a “really nice” chat with her about Marie Curie and she said she was “really lovely”. I’m sure if Mr Corbyn was PM the children would have been just as excited to meet someone with such a high public profile, as they all were in my daughters class.

  14. I wonder how many of the 4m kids in poverty in the UK because of the Tories see the poverty, experierience the poverty, feel the poverty, can’t concentrate on learning stuff because they are thinking of the arguments of their parent/s over the lack of money or feel scruffy, are underfed or are upset because a parent has been sanctioned or feel shame going to a food bank and may not be sure they have a secure home to go to?
    Perhaps they might have something to say if Mrs May came into their classroom?
    I am not happy that the PM allowed the children to be told don’t say anything political.
    I would have and did it in the 11+ Exam (but rejected Grammar School) as I wrote at 11 “Why do so few have so much when so many have so little?”
    As a former Labour Chair of School Governers I once visited the school and was asked by the Head to sit with some of the kids in this poor area to help with their reading and I always remember being told a little 10 or 11 year old wanted to meet me and he said “I am socialist,”
    And so was I at 11.

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