Something else I mean’t to blog about for a while, and only just not gotten around to it:
If you want to improve A-Levels + education in general, why do you want them being taught about an idiot with a beard who’s mostly famous for shagging American pop star Katy Perry + sending funny phone calls to Manuel from Fawlty Towers, as well as writing books described as being full of complete crap?
I have a much better idea – teach them about Jeremy Clarkson instead. He may often get slagged off as being an idiot, but just like Boris Johnson is actually way cleverer than many people give him credit for as you may have observed when he’s gone moonlighting from Top Gear and made documentaries on The Victoria Cross, the raid on St. Nazaire, the PQ17 Arctic Convoy + on Isambard Kingdom Brunel. His writings are equally as good, and I should know because I’ve been reading them since I was about 11 years old (and I’m now weeks away from my 36th Birthday), and much of it beats the crap out of reading Shakespeare as he goes on about all kinds of stuff from Wine to Socks to Music to what goes on on Britain’s roads, before he eventually gets around to writing about the car he was supposed to be reviewing…. previews of hisbooks are available via Amazon’s KINDLE service if you want to find out for yourselves.
In addition to the writings of the Clarkson, I believe they should also make the writings of Breitbart London gaffer James Delingpole (also a Clarkson fan from what I can tell) part of the curriculum with his blog posts + books “Watermelons” + “The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism” top reads.
Thirdly they should include the writings of Daniel Hannan, the Conservative MEP who’s written books including “How We Invented Freedom & Why it Matters” as well while they’re at it.
Maybe then kids might actually learn something, and it’d maybe also save the Police a bloody fortune in riot control equipment.
And instead of teaching them about Dizzee Rascal (who?), I’m developping a hunch it may actually be a better idea to teach them about American country/pop star Taylor Swift instead, as the 25-yr old creator of songs including Love Story, Never Grow Up, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Shake it Off + many others (including 100’s more she hasn’t even published) as she’d be a way better influence + is also more up to date in terms of popularity with the kids (and I’ve also noticed it looks like Madonna + other stars young & old are becoming big fans too).
You may have noticed from the polls that even though Labour has some of the least liked politicians in the UK, such as Ed Balls, Mad Hattie Harperson + Liam “there’s no money left” Byrne, that the gap between them & us Conservative types in the polls is more like one of those touring car races where the drivers are knocking each other’s door mirrors off…. rather than being the polling equivalent of one of those old wet F1 races where Ayrton Senna would lap the entire field.
I place the blame on the early days of the coalition, where lefties on social media groups such as this and this (with followings the size of a small town) constantly giving us sh*t for things that were a legacy left behind by Labour.
Things such as the Spare Room Subsidy (or “Bedroom Tax” as they call it) + the ATOS assessments for disabled people that got too many pukka claimants for benefits caught up in the cross-fire in the attempt to crackdown on those trying to screw the system.
Then there was the way they tried to twist the policy proposal of replacing the human rights act I blogged about earlier…. making out that Conservatives wanted to scrap human rights entirely so we could perform Auschwitz / North Korean style human rights abuses.
Instead of ripping them to shreds for doing so like Americans such as Sarah Palin, Trey Gowdy or Judge Jeannine would (or for that matter Breitbart London gaffer James Delingpole) there seemed to be a tendency to “lay back and think of England” over it in an attempt to maintain the image of being at least more polite than the lefties. Since Yahoo Answers was first launched whenever it was (a question & answer website of the 4th most popular website in the world) I often had to do “Diego Maradona style one man stands” debunking leftie crap ‘cos no one else seemed to be stepping up to the plate to deal with it too.
Things seem to have improved somewhat since January 2014 when I made a New Years Resolution Tweet on a similar theme that kinda mentioned it, and there being such a thing as being too polite.
On top of the new stuff, there’s still no let-up in the other old stand-bys of the left for throwing s**t at Conservatives over things like the ditching school milk Thatcher milk snatcher one (even though labour started it, and to a greater extent) + closing coal mines (even though labour started it, and to a greater extent).
Even before the last general election in 2010, people were getting a bit sick of political spin, and you may have noticed quite alot of the bloody awful mess left by Labour was caused by their rather unfortunate habit of sugarcoating the truth about everything out of fear of making themselves look bad.
One particular phrase that springs to mind is that old classic “lessons will learned” used practically everytime someone in government screws up, which has been used to such an extent that whenever those words are now uttered, voters faces develop an expression similar to Grumpy Cat, and mutter a Ben Elton-esque “will they bollocks” as they roll their eyes at it.
Now… remember the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix, when Nico Rosberg tagged the back of Lewis Hamilton’s car? Then when the BBC Interviewed their team bosses Toto Wolff & Niki Lauda they didn’t exactly hold back their thoughts om how unimpressed they were with Nico after that? Wouldn’t it be better if Politicians handled incidents like that, instead of the old “Lessons will be learned” crap?
And for that matter, instead of droning on, how about giving Kimi Raikkonen style short answers that get to the point? (I’m working on that approach myself), such as that quoted in his interview on Top Gear about his opinion on a particular circuit: “The first 3 corners are ok, but the rest of it’s sh*t”.