from Voice Of Europe:
Alissa Cook-Gray, 17, expressed in class that she admires Tommy Robinson and what he is doing to fight for daughters and women in Britain. The political debate took place on the first day of their art and employability course, according to StokeonTrentLive.
Her classmates were sharing of their support for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn when she shared her support of Tommy and that she identifies more with ring-wing ideologies. After sharing her views, a teacher told her: “Get out, we don’t want people with your views.”
Alissa felt she had no choice but to quit her course at Total People in Crewe, Cheshire, having only been in an hour of lessons, and is “terrified” to go back.
Miss Cook-Gray chose the course as a “fresh start” hoping to gain her qualifications in maths and English prior to taking an apprenticeship.
She says: “The tutor said she would have a word with the others but when I went in I felt quite uncomfortable because of what happened.
“Everyone should be allowed to have their own opinion but I felt mine was just shot down. I’m terrified and I don’t want to go back.”
Her dad, Gareth Cook, 38, says the training centre should not discriminate whether about race, religion or political views. He further said: “I’m absolutely fuming at what happened and they should not have turned around and said she might not be able to continue with the course.
“She had to sit there and put up with opinions she doesn’t agree with and they only reacted like this because it’s Tommy Robinson. I’m a big fan and think the guy is a legend but this is how people react when they hear his name.”
Alissa shares that: “I was given a final warning for being too right wing. It was the first day and we were all having a conversation when Jeremy Corbyn came up, I asked people not to get into it because I was filled with a room of lefties.