This video from Britain says about itself:
The Peterloo massacre was in 1819.
In the English elite school Eton, some people want Peterloo-style massacres in the twenty-first century.
From Lucy Sherriff’s blog in Britain:
Eton College‘s Exam Asks Boys To Justify The Army Shooting Protesters Dead
Posted: 24/05/2013 10:09 BST | Updated: 24/05/2013 16:10 BST
Eton College asked 13-year-old boys competing for a scholarship to pretend to be Prime Minister and justify the army shooting dead 25 protesters as a “necessary and moral” decision, it has emerged.
The public school set the question as part of an exam to win one of 14 King’s Scholarships, which is worth one tenth of Eton’s £10,689 termly fees.
The question, which was posed to students in 2011, tells the teenagers: “The government has deployed the Army to curb the protests. After two days the protests have been stopped but 25 protesters have been killed by the Army.
“You are the Prime Minister. Write the script for a speech to be broadcast to the nation in which you explain why employing the Army against violent protesters was the only option available to you and one which was both necessary and moral.” ….
Eton pupils sold scandalous stories to the Sun in the bar of a pub, court told. Reporter Jamie Pyatt ‘kept excellent sixth form contacts for years’ inside the £34,000-a-year school: here.
- Gove announces all 13-18 year olds to attend Eton (eveningharold.com)