Irony has come to symbolize the entirety of the Obama presidency.
LITTLEJOHN: Did Michelle Obama not see the irony in delivering a speech on female emancipation to a school full of girls in headscarves in the Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets? (And is this the face Britain wants to show the world?)
If the Department for Education intended to showcase our new, rigorously enforced State religion, ‘Celebrating Diversity’, they couldn’t have chosen a worse example, writes RICHARD LITTLEJOHN (inset). The Mulberry School for Girls, in Tower Hamlets, where Michelle Obama delivered her speech on education (pictured), is probably one of the least diverse schools in Britain.
More than 90 per cent of the pupils are Muslim, from a predominantly Bangladeshi background. Meanwhile, there are 270 different nationalities living in London and most playgrounds look like a United Colors of Benetton advert. So why choose one where the pupils are all wearing identical, ultra-religious uniforms? Is this really the image of Britain we wish to project around the globe? More here.