Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Whadda Mistaka Da Maka

Two amusing stories from the papers this morning. The Sun's Whip Column asks you to compare and contrast these two quotes on the government's proposals to make kids stay on at school until they are eighteen...

"I welcome this important reform as a constructive proposal from Alan Johnson."
Sarah Teather, LibDem Education Spokesman

"This sort of compulsion will just cause resentment and disaffection amongst youngsters who are ready to leave school."
Peter Black AM, LibDem Education Spokesman in Wales

Strange that Peter makes nomention of it on his blog...

And the Daily Mail tells a tale of woe for Geoffrey Robinson MP, who doubles up as chairman of Coventry City. He may be facing a six figure constructive dismissal claim from City boss Micky Adams after Robinson was caught touting his job around. Robinson rang Andy Gray and thought he was speaking to the Sky Sports commentator. He asked his advice on replacing Adams, whose team is performing poorly this season. Sadly for Robinson he was in fact talking to a different Andy Gray, but even more sadly for him, this particular Andy Gray is a good friend of Micky Adams. With me so far? Suffice to say Adams is spitting the proverbial...

As the Italian in 'Allo 'Allo says, 'whadda mistaka da maka'.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nightmare ! The phrase 'being sent to Coventry' springs to mind..or should that be 'sent from Coventry'.

However I'm sure many here in Bristol will be pleased at last night's result.

Tim said...

Tch. Imagine not mentioning it on his own weblog when he himself is central to the story. The man is obviously a coward and a hypocrite.

Anonymous said...

lol

Beachhutman said...

I was teaching in Wales for ROSLA1 - remember that? The kids just wouldn't stay in school. We had to nail their feet to the floor and invent non-lessons and entertainment for them. Basically I think the welsh bloke just understands his constituency.

Anonymous said...

never heard of DEVOLUTION, then you clever, clever people?

Anonymous said...

I guess the mistake Iain is for you not to realise (like "The Sun" that the proposal would only apply to England, and not Wales, and since Peter Black is a Welsh Assembly member, he is quite within his rights to comment from the Welsh perspective.

Iain Dale said...

Nich, good try mate, but bollocks. Either you believe in a school leaving age of 16 or 18. End of.

Anonymous said...

"Nich, good try mate, but bollocks. Either you believe in a school leaving age of 16 or 18. End of."

Glad you made that point, Iain.

It obviously applies to the Tories' position on top-up fees too.

Welsh Tories - against.
English Tories - in favour.

You either believe in them or you don't, eh? 'End of'.

Tim said...

Glad you made that point, Iain

Damn, and here was me, sitting here waiting for him to merely address mine. Still, it took guts to allow my comment through moderation so, Iain, this is for you:

*golf clap*

PS - Your use of 'End of.'? We must discuss that sometime.

Anonymous said...

Is this another step towards the EUssr Bullshitlauriat, and another nail in the cofin of true democracy.