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Big Brother’s Gonna Get You – Bullies Copy Jade Goody

by | 13th, April 2007

shilpa.jpg“RISE OF RACIST SCHOOL BULLIES,” says the Sun.

The figures are in and the Sun can report that “almost” 3,400 pupils were suspended for “racist bullying” last years – up from 2,630 in 2003-2004.

Figures for 2004-2005 are not revealed. And a suggestion as to why this is so comes in the form of Jade Goody’s head.

Goody’s head is not stuffed atop a pike but used to illustrate how “vile abuse” and racist name calling has risen sharply.

The Sun says “copycat kids” have taken to racist bullying following Jade’s treatment of Shilpa Shetty on Big Brother.

“Big Bro copycat attacks up by third,” says the headline. “RISE OF RACIST SCHOOL BULLIES.”

The link is clear to the Sun. And LibDem MP Sarah Teather agrees. Says she: “Following the Big Brother scandal, this gives a further shocking insight into the state of race relations in Britain today.”

It is all too true, particularly if you view the goings on in a TV house emblematic of the UK as a whole.

In which case we can only join Ms Teather and weep and rage against it all. And champion the arrival of CCTV cameras in the school playground…

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