Chris Keates, general secretary of the NASUWT teaching union, has called on Derby City Council to sack Clive Jones from his teaching job in the city’s pupil referral unit.
Jones is an active member of the BNP and stood as a candidate for them in the local elections. Derby council claims that Jones is free to belong to a “registered political party”.
We insist that the policies and activities of the BNP run counter to basic educational principles of equality.
No black student, for example, can expect a BNP teacher to treat them equitably. That is why we should support the call for Jones’s removal.