Newcastle – Education or indoctrination – what is happening in UK schools?

Tues, 12th March 2024 , categories: Education, Meetings, Newcastle

The Newcastle group will be discussing how in recent years students are finding it increasingly hard to express their opinions freely.

You are warmly invited to join us at The Telegraph, Orchard Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 3NY (behind the Central Station), for our next meeting on Tuesday 12th March 2024 at 7:00pm. See here for location.


Politics is not a new concept in schools. I’m sure you can recall a time in your education – likely in high school or university – where a topical subject was discussed and debated. Debate is crucial to a student’s learning and development. In recent years however, students have lost the opportunity to express their opinions in debate, despite politics being more prevalent in schools than ever.

On the 5th of March, PiPs Newcastle member Lily Osborne will be bringing the topic of indoctrination in schools to Politics in Pubs. She will be talking about teachers increasingly not allowing children with more right-leaning views to present their opinions, the extreme push for students to be actively involved in LGBT issues, the “grooming” of students – particularly young girls – into being involved with the trans community, the unintentional raising of racial tensions amongst students, and how all of this leads to an environment where the challenges that growing children ordinarily face are ignored.

We are growing!

We are expanding our activities via regional Politics in Pubs groups and have created a map where you can search for a group near you. If you live near Salisbury or Northampton we have members who wants to start new groups in those towns, so please let us know if this of interest.

Don’t worry if you can’t find anything nearby as you can start your own group. If you would like to be put in touch with other people interested in talking about politics, please reply to this email letting us know your location and we’ll help to get the conversation started.

We have also started to grow our network with other free speech groups who have a similar interest in open discussion and debate. If you have such a group and want to appear on our map please get in touch.