NSW government’s backflip on religious knives a ‘political capitulation’

The NSW government’s backflip on its band on religious knives in schools is a “political capitulation” to the Sikhs, says social commentator Prue MacSween.

"Frankly, we’ve seen that it’s been used as an instrument of attack – it’s supposed to be an instrument of defence, and the kid was bullied, I know that,” she told Sky News host Peta Credlin.

“But no knives should be in schools, that’s it, and sadly, it’s a political capitulation to the Sikhs and this is where it’s so sad because they should not be allowed.”