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Turning School Children into ‘State Spies’

We used to preach to children to love one’s neighbour – now it’s turn-in your neighbour to the authorities!

School children are being encouraged by HM Revenue and Customs to tell their teachers if they know of anyone “in their local area” who is not paying their fair share of tax.

Critics said it was “un-British” of the HMRC to try to turn “children into state spies”.

HMRC has set up teaching modules to guide children through the hazards of pay as you earn and National Insurance contributions.

Some of the modules – which can be downloaded from HMRC’s website – teach school children as young as 11 about paying their fair share of tax.

The revenue uses video, games, facts and quizzes to “help make teaching financial capability and citizenship issues relevant and engaging”, according to its website.

Isn’t it great that we are teaching our children to be underhanded and sneaky instead of kind and supportive? It seems love goes out the window when money and greed is involved.

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