Poor po­lit­i­cal role mod­els

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - COMMENT -

Sir, – I have been in ed­u­ca­tion for more than 20 years and over time a grow­ing mi­nor­ity of pupils have be­come in­creas­ingly in­so­lent, de­fi­ant and un­co­op­er­a­tive.

When I watched the “per­for­mance” of Ian Black­ford in the House of Com­mons, I was

ap­palled. This type of role model be­hav­iour is to­tally un­ac­cept­able, but it is be­ing copied by some in school.

Putting party pol­i­tics aside, the politi­cians should be very aware that they, like sports­men and women etc, have a re­spon­si­bil­ity to act in a man­ner that por­trays a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude.

Be­hav­iour such as that dis­played on Wed­nes­day would not be that of a role model I would be happy to rec­om­mend to pupils in Scot­land. R Lind­say. Dal­craig Cres­cent, Dundee.

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