January 15, 2012
CRITICS last night voiced concern after the EU’s attempts to raise their profile spread to classrooms across Britain.
A council staged an EU event encouraging teachers to link up with schools on the Continent. Brightly coloured pencil cases bearing its 12-star logo have also been handed out to pupils across the country.
The EU Commission denies such initiatives amount to “propaganda’’ but some fear the aim is to brainwash schoolchildren into backing the EU.
Andrew Allison, of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “Taxpayers will be shocked to read the cash they pay to Brussels is being spent in this way. If schools want children to know about the EU, there are plenty of unbiased resources.
“Teachers don’t need to go to expensive conferences, and schools don’t need to buy books from the EU bookshop.’’