A STUDENT who was kicked out of class and given a final warning for supporting right-wing Activist Tommy Robinson has exclusively told Politicalite she is considering taking legal action.
Alissa Cook-Gray, 17 who told classmates that she supported Tommy Robinson was forced to leave her Art and Employability Course run by Total People in Crewe.
Alissa left the course after being given a final warning for being ‘too right-wing’ and for expressing her political views in favour of Tommy by her course tutor and organisation.
A political debate centred around Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn didn’t flutter a single eyelash in Alissa’s classroom, but mentions of Tommy’s name untethered of an aura of discrimination towards Alissa after describing Tommy Robinson as being her favourite person. “The debate started when another student was asked who was their favourite person was and he, therefore, followed-on to say Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn”.
Total People could be in breach of Section 406 of the Education Act 1996 and Article 10 (Freedom of Expression) and 14 (Prohibition of Discrimination) of the European Convention on Human Rights 1950.
A Total People press release completely ignored the issue of perspective discrimination and includes the effrontery to mention the ‘British values of Democracy’.
“We are an inclusive organisation, we are values-led and we ask that all learners are collaborative; respect each other’s views and work towards common goals. We have successfully worked with learners over a 20+ year period from many different backgrounds, religions and diverse cultures. We are confident that we provide a fair and supportive environment that enables everyone to work together and achieve their learning and employment goals”.
Alissa is contemplating taking legal action against Total People for discrimination and gross misconduct. “I don’t have any official plans as of yet, but we will see what happens,” said Alissa.
“I’ve received legal advice from all around the world. We have yet to decide. As of this moment I don’t have any plans it’s all just been one big shock, however, after recent events, I’m leaning towards a future in politics. I have yet to consider all of my options through”.
At the end of the day, it’s not a teachers’ place to take politics into their own hands and discriminatively be condemnatory towards someone for their political ideologies.
Tommy has been described as a political martyr and prospectively faces a custodial sentence when he reappears at the Old Bailey for a second trial later this month.
“I do believe Tommy will be a political martyr if he is given a custodial sentence at the Old Bailey,” said Alissa.
“I believe in some peoples’ eyes he already is. However, that is down to our government and the mainstream media (MSM). He has not once lied on any of the matters he is being brought up for, but because people fear what he has to say they’re the only defence is to attack him. I’m certain we will get there one day”.
Negative connotations have surrounded the definition of ‘right-wing’ politics, but Alissa wholesomely disagrees with those insinuations.
“Personally, I don’t see it as being ‘right-wing’, I see it as being the truth. It depends on who you are and what you are political beliefs are as to what right-wing means. But as I say to me and millions of other people, it’s the truth. Either way, you shouldn’t be judged for your opinion. What has happened to free speech”.
Alissa will have to wait until she is 18 years of age to be able to politically vote but gave a telling insight into who she would be voting for later on this year.
“Without a doubt, I support UKIP, even more, if Tommy is allowed to join”.
Like all of Tommy supporters, Alissa is wishing Tommy all the best at his Re-Trial on the 23rd October and she had a message for Tommy
“Best wishes to you Tommy for the 23rd of October in court, just another attempt by the establishment to silence you, but you will not let that happen”.