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Release Date: Monday 5th February 2007
Release Time: Immediate

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Dr Sean Gabb (Director), 07956 472 199,

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The Libertarian Alliance, the radical free market and civil liberties policy institute, today denounces the new policy of the British Government to indoctrinate all schoolchildren with the lies of the global warming lobby.

According to The Independent newspaper on Friday 2nd February 2006, “The plans, to be published on Monday, will ensure that, for the first time, issues such as climate change and global warming are at the heart of the school timetable. Pupils will also be taught to understand their responsibilities as consumers – and weigh up whether they should avoid travel by air to reduce CO2 emissions and shun food produce imported from the other side of the world because of its impact on pollution.”

Libertarian Alliance Director, Dr Sean Gabb, says:

“This is political indoctrination lifted in all but its content from Soviet Russia. Children are to be taught the at best highly questionable claims of the global warming lobby as if they were facts. They are then to be marked up or down in their examinations according to how well they can parrot these alleged facts.

“To environmentalism is to be added propaganda about racism and sexism, and every other politically correct obsession. Ten years into the creeping totalitarianism of New Labour, the final link is to be severed between state schooling and education of children in the values of their parents. From now on, the function of schooling will be to produce a new nation, created in the image of George Monbiot and Yasmin Alibhai Brown.

“Our ruling class has taken to heart the old Jesuit maxim: ‘Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man‘. The only difference is that raising the school leaving age will give them the child till he is eighteen.

“The Libertarian Alliance calls on all parents to resist the brainwashing of their children.”


The Libertarian Alliance believes in general:

* That the claims of the green movement are either lies or wild exaggerations;
* That the agenda of the green movement – those parts of it, that is, not filled with idiots and lunatics – involves the following:
    + The legitimising of high taxes and intrusive regulations;
    + The legitimising of oppressive and arbitrary government;
    + The creation for the ruling class of a client base made up of green activists and corrupted scientists;
    + The shutting down by big business interests of small scale competition;
    + And, perhaps above all, reducing the living standards of ordinary people, so that the wealthy can face less crowding on the roads, in airports, and at the nicer holiday resorts;
    + Oh – and keeping the Chinese and the Indians in their place by slowing down their economic growth

The Libertarian Alliance believes in particular:

* That all state funding and control of education should be abolished;
* That all compulsory attendance laws should be repealed;
* That every official employed to oversee or regulate education should be immediately dismissed;
* That the assets of all the various education authorities should be sold at once, and all their archives destroyed.


Note(s) to Editors

The Libertarian Alliance receives no funding from any business interests threatened by the green movement, but would be delighted to accept whatever might be offered.

Dr Sean Gabb is the Director of the Libertarian Alliance. He is also Deputy Director of the Truancy Unit at Buckingham University and author of Home Schooling: A British Perspective, published in Homeschooling in Full View: A Reader (2005) by Bruce S. Cooper (Editor)

He ascribes much of his success in life to systematic truancy at school. His essay, “Truancy: A Personal Perspective” can be read at:

His Introduction to the British Government’s 1994 Report on Truancy can be read here:

He is also the author of The Column of Phocas, a novel. Available via Amazon:

Dr Gabb can be contacted for further comment on 07956 472 199 or by e-mail at


  1. When you do a Google search for “Global Warming,” one of the top two results that always pops up is the Wikipedia entry for this subject. Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Unfortunately, most of the people that sign up and edit this article exhibit a clear pro-global warming. This means that everyone from school children to the media are getting this highly biased view of Global Warming, when they research this topic via a Google search. Fortunately, however, ANYONE can sign up on Wikipedia free of charge in less than one minute and edit this article. I would encourage everyone to sign up and contribute to this article, to ensure it presents the correct view of global warming.

    -E. Zantryus

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