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‘Cancel culture’ has arrived in Lichfield, according to local MP
Michael Fabricant MP has fallen victim to ‘Cancel Culture’ after parent group blocks his visit to a local Primary School
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Last Friday (15th July) Lichfield MP, Michael Fabricant, was set to give a talk to a group of primary school children about how democracy works locally and nationally.
The school, based in the constituency Mr Fabricant represents in Parliament, had planned a Q&A session after his talk, followed by a tour. According to Michael Fabricant's team this engagement was cancelled at short notice.
Michael Fabricant declined to name the school in question but has stated “a politically motivated group of parents who found out about this (visit) decided to put pressure on the Headteacher and my visit was cancelled”.
Mr Fabricant further explained that he sees school visits as an opportunity to have in depth discussions about how democracy works and to encourage students to identify issues that interest them.
He added, “The children are disappointed. And so am I. They wanted to meet a Member of our national Parliament. I never discuss Party Politics on school visits”.
The MP has expressed his bewilderment as to why he might have been, in his words, “cancelled” by the parents and school. Mr Fabricant also stated that he felt sorry for the headteacher who had been put in a difficult position and probably had to make a rather uncomfortable phone call to the local MP.
Written by Bethanie, Culture and Communities Editor
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