Teachers have been advised to no longer use the terms ‘mum’ or ‘dad’ and young boys are being encouraged to dress up as girls in new education guidelines.
The instructions have been released by the NSW teachers’ union on ways to address LGBTI issues within the school environment, reported The Daily Telegraph.
The latest guidelines for ‘non-gender-specific free play,’ come in the wake of a string of drastic political correctness measures taken by Australian schools.
On Tuesday, teachers at the exclusive public school, Cheltenham Girls High School in north-west Sydney, were asked to refer to their pupils with gender-neutral language such as ‘students’.
The move has angered some parents who believe their children are now being forced to feel excluded if they don’t take part in LGBTI activities.
The Chilcot Report has presented a range of evidence that demonstrates that Parliament and the country were misled by Tony Blair in the run up to the war in Iraq. Parliament should now agree a process by which it can hold the former Prime Minister to account.
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Two police officers have been rushed to hospital after being struck by a bottle and stabbed when they tried to disperse a huge water fight in Hyde Park during which rioters chanted ‘Black Lives Matter’.
Thousands of revellers descended on the central London park to soak up the sun on what was hottest day of the year so far.
But shortly after 3pm this afternoon, hundreds of teenagers are believed to have gathered for an impromptu water fight.
The numbers continued to swell throughout the day and into the evening. When police eventually tried to disperse the crowd shortly before 9pm, they were met with a ‘hostile’ reception.
Objects began to be hurled their direction and one officer was struck with what is believed to be a glass bottle and had to be taken to hospital for treatment.
More violent scenes then erupted – with another constable being stabbed and two members of the public also suffering knife wounds as crowds chanted ‘Black Lives Matter’.
The policemen are both described as having ‘non life-threatening injuries’. There has as yet been no update available on the condition of the two others stabbed.
Video footage from the scene shows youths running towards officers as a number of objects are launched through the air, with witnesses describing the scene as being ‘like a war zone’.
A British GP is prescribing sex-change hormones to children as young as 12 because NHS services are ‘bursting at the seams’.
Helen Webberley, a GP in Wales, said she treats a ‘handful’ of patients under 16 who cannot get treatment under the NHS or face waiting times of ‘up to four years’.
One of the patients is 12, and has been living as a boy and taking puberty blockers since the age of nine, but will not be given testosterone on the NHS.
Dr Webberley told MailOnline: ‘This is an unusually clear-cut case of a child living as a boy who wants to grow up with his friends, who are boys, but cannot get treatment from the NHS.
‘The NHS knows it has a problem and is bursting at the seams because it cannot deal with the number of referrals – and doesn’t have enough doctors interested in the field.
‘We need to find a way to deal with these easy cases quickly so that specialist clinics can concentrate on the more tricky ones.’
Dr Webberley set up the clinic a year ago as there are none in Wales that offer transgender treatment, meaning they may have to travel as far as London for help.
Tony Blair has taken responsibility for the Iraq War but refused to accept that Britain’s toppling of Saddam Hussein could have anything to do with spreading instability in the region.
In a nearly two hour-long news conference, the former prime minister said he still believes he acted in “good faith” and that the decision was the “hardest, most momentous, most agonizing” one he ever took.
The Chilcot report, however, suggests the legal base for the move was “far from satisfactory” and attributes the PM’s decisions to stubbornness.
n his response to the publication of the inquiry into the Iraq War, Blair argued he had to be a “decision maker” as the country’s leader and that in his judgment the world is today “a better place without Saddam Hussein.”
He went as far as to regret that current MPs did not support intervention in Syria in 2013, saying the decision “really dealt a blow” to Britain’s relationship with the US.
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Tony Blair’s reputation was today lacerated by the Iraq War report as he was accused of twisting intelligence about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein to justify an invasion.
After seven years of deliberations, the Chilcot report found that the former prime minister overplayed evidence about the dictator’s weaponry and ignored peaceful means to send troops into the country.
In a devastating set of conclusions, Sir John found Blair presented the case for war with ‘a certainty which was not justified’ based on ‘flawed’ intelligence about Iraq’s supposed weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
It also said Blair had ‘overestimated’ his ability to influence US president George W Bush and the way the legal basis was established was branded ‘far from satisfactory’ and bypassed the UN and undermined the international system.
Unveiling his 2.6 million-word report into the UK’s most controversial military engagement since the end of the Second World War, Sir John said: ‘We have concluded that the UK chose to join the invasion of Iraq before the peaceful options for disarmament had been exhausted. Military action at that time was not a last resort.
‘We have also concluded that the judgments about the severity of the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction – WMD – were presented with a certainty that was not justified.
Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court will examine the Chilcot report for evidence of abuse and torture by British soldiers but have already ruled out putting Tony Blair on trial for war crimes, The Telegraph can disclose.
The decision has outraged families of troops killed in Iraq who blame Mr Blair for engineering the war.
Sir John Chilcot’s report will finally be published on Wednesday and is expected to strongly criticise Mr Blair’s role in the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
But in an official statement to the Telegraph, the International Criminal Court (ICC) said its prosecutors would comb through the 2.3 million word report for evidence of war crimes committed by British troops but that decision to go to war remained outside its remit.
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A dramatic attempt to impeach Tony Blair for misleading Parliament over the Iraq war could be launched in the wake of the long-awaited Chilcot report into the conflict.
MPs have begun to build support for an attempted prosecution of the former Labour Prime Minister after the 2.6million-word report is published on Wednesday.
A cross-party group is considering using an ancient Parliamentary mechanism to bring him to trial in Westminster.
They say Mr Blair should be forced to answer claims he duped the Commons over the war, which cost the lives of 179 British troops.
The MPs believe they can argue that the ex-Labour leader should be impeached over allegations he breached his constitutional duties as Premier.
The power has not been used since 1806 when Lord Melville, a Tory minister, was charged with misappropriating official funds by the Commons. He was acquitted.
Mr Blair, who made claims about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction that were contradicted by his own intelligence assessments, is expected to be heavily criticised in the Chilcot Inquiry report.
Hillary Clinton has given a ‘voluntary interview’ to the FBI over her long-running email scandal, her campaign revealed today.
Investigators have been probing if she violated secrecy laws by keeping classified information on a private email server, instead of an official government account.
The interview marks one of the final steps before authorities conclude their findings and recommend whether the presidential candidate should be charged, sources told CBS.
‘Secretary Clinton gave a voluntary interview this morning about her email arrangements while she was Secretary,’ her campaign spokesman Nick Merrill said.
He added: ‘She is pleased to have had the opportunity to assist the Department of Justice in bringing this review to a conclusion.
‘Out of respect for the investigative process, she will not comment further on her interview.’
Her meeting at FBI headquarters in Washington DC lasted more than three hours, a campaign aide said.