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Yorkshire Parkin Cake And Tea Under Investigation

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naomi24 | 10:27 Tue 27th Jul 2021 | News
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//Leeds City Council has launched an educational research project into tea produced in Yorkshire and Yorkshire parkin cakes over links to colonialism and the slave trade.//

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/yorkshire-tea-parkin-cakes-slave-trade-b1888049.html

Meanwhile, cuts in expenditure will, among other things, result in job losses, cuts to health care and the closure of some care homes.

https://www.leeds-live.co.uk/news/leeds-news/what-leeds-city-council-cutting-19929645

Good to see they have their priorities right.

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Or maybe hysterical slavering?
12:06 Tue 27th Jul 2021
damn savages....
Is that us parkin and tea lovers, T.T.T.? Leeds council is wasting its breath and money. Proper parkin and tea we love, and will continue to consume. They're nuts. I've got a decent recipe for parkin if anyone wants it, by the way.
yes please jourdain - i dont know what i did wrong last time, but leaving it a few days did not work
Well I’m not giving up Yorkshire Tea!
Nobody is asking anybody to stop eating parkin or drink tea. Carry on as you were - this is just an educational plan to teach very young children how their traditional cake and tea came about from global import and the countries the ingredients came from.
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It's about historical slavery.
Or maybe hysterical slavering?
bedknobs. I'd better not take up space on 'news' but after a day or two I'll put it on C.B. I usually leave it a good few days.
A labour council, what else do you expect?

Labour hate the British, no longer part of their core vote.
//...this is just an educational plan to teach very young children how their traditional cake and tea came about from global import and the countries the ingredients came from.//

Why do they need to know that at such a young age? Many young children don't know what a potato is so it might be better to teach them that first. This obsession with prioritising the education of young children about the slave trade is just silly. There are more important things for them to learn about first.
More daftness !
Will they be explaining fairy cakes as well? ... I think I am nearly ready for the mother ship to collect me.
Oh err, I must confess that I make a marvellous bit of parkin but I am from t'other side of the Pennines, does that mean I'll be cancelled?
//...this is just an educational plan to teach very young children how their traditional cake and tea came about from global import and the countries the ingredients came from.//

When I taught in Leeds in the very early sieventies a lot of our pupils didn't know where milk came from, they could make a start there.
Nothing is being cancelled, it's part of an educational project that was started last year and it has many different categories - maybe even one on the history of the potato.

I doubt they could now claw back and reallocate any funds already spent and apply to other causes - sadly.
Hands off my ginger nuts.
Leeds Museums and Galleries have an ongoing project, 'Decolonising the curriculum':
https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/engagement/learning-engagement/decolonising-the-curriculum/

All that's happened is that they've been asked by City Council officials to ensure that their work embraces local products, so that schoolchildren realise that the history of slavery isn't something 'remote', that happened in other countries long ago, but also relates directly to what's a part of their everyday lives in the UK. No funding has been diverted from the council's social care budget for the project; it's simply part of what the museum's staff have already been doing.

It sounds like excellent work to me and I hope that there will be similar projects (if there aren't already) in cities like Bristol and Liverpool, that have strong historical links to the slave trade.
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I hope there won't.
Will there be a teaching "module" that explains to the children the very real fact that black leaders, war-lords, rulers, etc sold, on the African continent, their own people and conquered tribes into slavery?
Three wise Yorkshire Monkeys.
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Hear all, see all, say nowt

Eat all, sup all, pay nowt

And if ever tha does owt for nowt

Do it for thissen.


Maybe they should add a line - Tell em nowt.

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