Black day for fans of Hal­loween

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NOT long now un­til some bark­ing mad vicar com­plains that Hal­loween will turn our chil­dren into Sa­tanists. Hap­pens ev­ery year. But the au­tumn nut­ter sea­son has started early, it seems.

A lady by the name of Anne O’Con­nor, who is an “early years con­sul­tant” (nope, me nei­ther), says witches’ hats for those school Hal­loween par­ties should be pink and not black.

She also ad­vises that kid­dies should be given pa­per in shades other than white.

Be­cause of — you guessed it – racism.

O’Con­nor (bet she’s a Ms) was writ­ing in Nurs­ery World mag­a­zine, which is ev­i­dently not all Humpty Dumpty and play sand.

She blath­ered in this in­no­cent-sound­ing rag: “Peo­ple who are feel­ing de­fen­sive can say ‘ well there’s noth­ing wrong with white pa­per’, but in re­al­ity there could be if you don’t see your­self re­flected in the things around you. As an early years teacher, the minute you start think­ing, ‘well ac­tu­ally, if I give ev­ery­one green pa­per, what hap­pens’, you have a teach­ing po­ten­tial.”

And peo­ple are tak­ing ad­vice on how to raise nip­pers from some­one who comes out with drivel like that?

She blabs on: “Peo­ple might crit­i­cise this as po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness gone mad.” You don’t say, love?

Rule of thumb. Any­one who has the world “con­sul­tant” in their job ti­tle, un­less they are a spe­cial­ist sur­geon, should be avoided like the plague.

They talk bol­locks and, if you hang around them for too long, you’ll start talk­ing bol­locks.

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