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G. Morgan 11-30-2010 03:53 AM

Re: UK.. English a foreign language for 80% of pupils in some schools.
 
"Bullwinkle" <BDTJ@loa.mo> wrote:

>The surge has been most pronounced in London, where in some boroughs
>youngsters with a different mother tongue make up nearly 80 per cent of
>primary pupils.


It does not appear Ms. Blears has a full grasp of the language either.

"Hazel Blears, a Communities Secretary under Labour, was involved in the party’s
immigration policy.
{...}
She said the figures should be treated with caution. ‘They may be
first-generation immigrants and their parents may not speak English, but they
[the children] might do. "
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FromTheRafters 12-01-2010 01:17 AM

Re: UK.. English a foreign language for 80% of pupils in some schools.
 
"G. Morgan" <usenet_abuse@gawab.com> wrote in message
news:66t8f6thr35hvt8cldgj3pnagf6qrh4h27@4ax.com...
> "Bullwinkle" <BDTJ@loa.mo> wrote:
>
>>The surge has been most pronounced in London, where in some boroughs
>>youngsters with a different mother tongue make up nearly 80 per cent of
>>primary pupils.

>
> It does not appear Ms. Blears has a full grasp of the language either.
>
> "Hazel Blears, a Communities Secretary under Labour, was involved in the
> party's
> immigration policy.
> {...}
> She said the figures should be treated with caution. 'They may be
> first-generation immigrants and their parents may not speak English, but they
> [the children] might do. "


What's wrong with that? Archaic perhaps, but not improper English.




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