No Sex, Please, We’re British

Serial killers, wicked witches and evil warlords were all permitted, but when a pupil turned up in school for World Book Day as the BDSM-addicted protagonist from “Fifty Shades of Grey,” teachers drew the line. Liam Scholes, 11, was told by Sale high school that he could not take part in the annual literary event dressed as Christian Grey, complete with bondage cable ties and an eye mask as props. Little Liam’s mother, Nicola Scholes, a primary school teacher, quite rightly accused the school of double standards. She pointed out that a teacher was dressed as the blood-splattered forensics-expert-turned-serial-killer Dexter from the TV show. Violence is okay but sex isn’t? Sounds more American than British.

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