Charlotte Church takes aim at government in back to school rant

Danny Thompson
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Welsh singer-songwriter Charlotte Church performs at the Depot in Cardiff on May 2, 2019 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

Charlotte Church has urged people not to allow their children to return to school this week - saying the government does not give a “flying f***” about people.

Under easing of lockdown rules, Boris Johnson has given schools in England the green light to return in some form from today (1 June).

Due to social distancing regulations remaining in place, the tentative steps only include reception classes returning, as well as Years 1 and 6.

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The plans have been met with hesitancy from many though, and some feel it is still too soon.

This view which has been agreed with by some scientists, with an independent SAGE group saying it is still to early for schools to open.

Charlotte Church, aged 12, received one of the seven Champion Children awards in London for her outstanding talent in music. Charlotte sang to the Prince of Wales during the comedy gala to celebrate his 50th birthday. (Photo by Ben Curtis - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

The view is also shared by Charlotte Church, who took to Twitter to urge people not to send their kids back.

Posting on the social media site, she said: “Highly recommend if you can help it, not sending your children back to school tomorrow.....this government doesn't give a flying f*** about you, your children, your elders or your vulnerable.”

She ended the Tweet with the hashtag #Resist.

The mum-of-two, who lives in Wales where schools are off until September, followed up by tweeting to say he comments were aimed at parents in England.

She tweeted: “Schools in Wales aren’t opening no.....I mean for parents across the border.”

Her initial tweet sparked discussion with some supporting the star and others feeling her comments were unnecessary.

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One person replied: “This is shocking. There are many children who haven't had any education for the last 10 weeks. You as a mother I would have thought would have understood the importance of this.”

Meanwhile, someone who agreed said: “As a GP, although I may have worded this differently, Charlotte has totally nailed the message I am spreading in my world.”

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