13th June 2014: At the beginning of the week Andrew Brons sent the following letter to the editors of Britain's national newspapers and those local newspapers covering his Yorkshire and the Humber Euro Constituency.
"The use of a recently drafted statutory instrument* against teachers and governors, who have been found to have misused their powers and authority to undermine state schools, will be welcomed by all well-meaning people. It should be used against all those who seek to impose their own religious, philosophical or political views on public institutions.
However, most would make a distinction between actions taken and words spoken in an official capacity or on school premises and things said and done in a person's private capacity and outside school premises. I am sure that these powers will not be used against Muslim governors or teachers - even those with fundamentalist views - who are entirely innocent of involvement in the so-called Trojan Horse strategies.
I am not so sure that the same distinction will be made in the case British Nationalist teachers or governors. Indeed an Education Department spokesman has boasted that its use would not be restricted to those accused of criminality or professional misconduct but would extend to members of Nationalist organisations who have been accused of neither.
Member of the European Parliament
Yorkshire and the Humber
*The Independent Educational Provision in England (Prohibition on Participation in Management) Regulations 2014."