Inevitably, the media – and a coterie of remain-supporting MPs in and out of the Labour Party – have spun last night’s European Parliament election results to support a claim that results for pro-referendum parties, primarily the LibDems, mean Labour must abandon its manifesto commitment to enacting the 2016 Brexit result and commit to a ‘new referendum with remain on the ballot paper’.
But if a picture paints a thousand words, the one below speaks volumes. Taken from the BBC’s EU vote results page, it combines two colour-coded results maps, one showing the density of LibDem votes across the country – and the other the density of Brexit party support in the same election:
Source: One simple graphic cuts through spin: why Labour must not go ‘full referendum’ | The SKWAWKBOX
Notre Dame free bus passes being withdrawn
In previous articles on this subject, which have been printed in The Star, it was stated that free passes were only given to Notre Dame pupils. My previous post Are Roman Catholic Children a special case? included such an article under Free bus passes withdrawn.
Now The Star states this also applies to All Saints. Also that pupils at other schools can have free passes if they live more than 3 miles away.
Which are the correct facts?
If free passes are given to other school pupils when they live more than 3 miles away, then this should apply to the pupils of Notre Dame and All Saints, when they live more than 3 miles away.
If any Notre Dame pupils are receiving free passes and do not live more than 3 miles away, then they should not be receiving the free passes.
As The Star’s previous articles did not mention the 3 miles criteria, but implied all Notre Dame pupils obtained free passes, the articles were misleading. As a newspaper, The Star should report by mentioning all relevant facts to provide a balanced article to their readers.