NEU comment on resignation of Toby Young

Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, said: “Toby Young has at last recognised what was so obvious to so many: he is not fit to hold a position in Government, particularly given his views on ‘progressive eugenics’.

“Toby Young’s appalling sexist and misogynistic comments and his complete disdain for anyone who dares to challenge them, makes the Prime Minister’s defence of his appointment completely baffling to so many people who were rightly appalled and offended by his views.

“Toby Young remains, however, Director of the New Schools Network - a charity which has received millions of pounds of Government funding. Now that knowledge of Young’s repugnant statements are public knowledge, questions must be raised about his continuing employment in this role.”

ENDS

 

Press release
09 January 2018