A UKIP Leadership front-runner has added her weight to calls for David Hoare the Chairman of Ofsted to resign from his position following his disgraceful comments about the Isle of Wight.
Cllr Lisa Duffy said,
“David Hoare is unfit to hold such a privileged position given his views concerning the Isle of Wight. To label any area as a ‘ghetto’ is unbecoming of a man who is supposed to be running an impartial organization. How can any Education Authority or school now feel they are going to get a fair hearing from Ofsted when it is clear that the senior managers hold such biased views?”
In continuation Cllr. Duffy added,
“If David Hoare had substituted Asian, Black or Muslim ghetto for ‘White ghetto’ he would already be looking for new employment. His halfhearted apology is not enough, and for the good of Ofsted he must resign.”
UKIP on the Isle of Wight are also pointing out that comments bore no resemblance to the Island as they know it.
Apology not the end of the matter
Cllr Daryll Pitcher UKIP Group Leader on the Isle of Wight Council stated,
“The Island is in no way similar to the things David Hoare accuses it of being. The Island is a good place to bring up children, standards in Education are continuing to improve rapidly.
“Crime is actually very low, the opposite of what Mr Hoare thinks and while it is true wages are on average lower than Hampshire this is more than made up for in the quality of life offered by the Island.
“If you want to bring your children up in a safe, community based environment then the Island is for you.”
Remove Mr Hoare from post
Cllr Pitcher has also written to the Secretary of State calling for Mr Hoare’s removal.
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