Murdo Fraser says mum’s Union Jackery concerns are ‘pathetic’

MURDO Fraser has hit out at a Scottish mum’s concerns over a school’s Union Jackery task, saying the situation is “pathetic”.

A school in Dumfries and Galloway set a homework assignment that involved decorating the garden with Union flags for VE Day.

The woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, said instead her two daughters have decorated the garden with Scottish flags.

READ MORE: Scottish mum hits out at school’s ‘inappropriate’ Union task

Fraser tweeted: “Hard to know whether to laugh or cry at this. Pathetic. #VEDay75”

In the article, the mum said she didn’t think “the words ‘Union Jack’ should be used as schools are supposed to be politically neutral”.

She went on to say her children “are of the opinion war shouldn’t be celebrated as they have heard a lot about it from my dad growing up”. She explained: “He felt it was holding it against Germans now as most of the soldiers are dead.”

It comes as Former MP George Galloway called The National “deeply sick” for reporting on the story.

READ MORE: George Galloway brands The National ‘deeply sick’ for flag story

Responding to our Twitter account, which had posted the article earlier today, Galloway told us: “You are deeply sick people.

“Today we remember our joint victory over Hitler and the Nazis. Joint victory. From Sutherland through Sunderland to Suffolk and Southampton. I am ashamed that you claim to speak in our name. #VEDay2020.”



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