April 17, 2009
Posted by Antifascist
Representatives, including two councillors, were filmed arguing with a senior teacher from Pendle Vale College, in Oxford Road, after a large sign emblazoned with the party’s logo and a slogan was driven to the site. Now the footage has been posted on YouTube, as well as the BNP’s website.
Coun Derek Dawson, who represents Gannow ward on Burnley Council, said he and Pendle borough councillor Brian Parker were in front of the school to do an interview for BNP TV about the Government’s £250million Building Schools for the Future programme. Schools across Burnley and Pendle have been merged and rebuilt as part of the flagship scheme.
Coun Dawson said a senior teacher, believed to be an assistant head, came out of the school to tell them to move. He added: “We were on the road outside the school and causing no trouble.”
Yesterday, Pendle Vale headteacher Steve Wilson said: “We have a duty of care to all of our pupils. With that in mind, we felt that having a BNP billboard parked outside our multicultural school may have had an impact on pupils as they were leaving, and we asked the occupants of the vehicle to move it, as we would have done with any similar vehicle displaying a political message.”