The Batley test
Everything about the Batley Grammar controversy stinks. This scandal shines an unforgiving light on the illiberalism and cowardice that are unfortunately rife in establishment institutions. The teacher in question committed his supposed offence back in March. As part of a religious studies class he held up a cartoon of Muhammad. The reaction was furious. Muslim agitators gathered at the school gates for days. They demanded his sacking. The yellow-bellied school caved. It capitulated to the mob. thrown out of your job.