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Oh Cameron! You are the supposed to be the leader of one of the biggest democracies, not some bumbling dyed-in the wool Little Englander Buffon.

Colonialists.

The other day, he called Argentina ‘colonialists’ for their temerity to challenge the United Kingdom’s continued occupation of the Falklands (or Malvinas). Now now Mr Cameron, who was the biggest colonialist of them all? Who still occupies vast swathes of foreign land? The Americans only celebrated their Independence Day yesterday. Did they fight the Argentinians all those years ago  for their independence? Zimbabwe, Zambia, Nigeria to name but three. Pakistan and India are still bickering after they got their indepencence from the United Kingdom in 1948. They are still bickering because their counrty was so ruthlesslessy subdivided on ethnic and religious lines such that the Brits left it a mess and couldn’t work out what to do with Kashmir. the Palestinians are till in such a mess because of the United Kingdom’s machinations. He needs a lesson in History.

The Euro

Britain has been teaching the Euro-countries how to deal with the current economic crisis. Who has been championing this teaching? Well, Mr Cameron of course! An expert economist and politician I dare add! Britain repeatedly says that saving the eurozone remains in Britain’s vital national interest. France and Germany say that if Britain has such strong views on how it should be saved then it should cough up directly than through relatively modest and indirect IMF contributions (Guardian). Moreover, Germany & France have bigger economies than Britain. Another factor he forgets is that he was not really elected as Prime Minister, he leads a coalition. Whereas the French President and Germany Chancellor were directly elected into office.

Greece

He has of late been saying we are going to shut the borders to the Greeks as their economy implodes and they are forced to leave the Eurozone. Going back to the Drachmas! Well, if there are any Greeks intend on leaving their sun-drenched island, surely they maybe doing that all ready by getting travel tickets using their last cash reserves instead of waiting until the country grinds to a halt. How crass and insensitive for the Prime Minister of a leading nation to be so disdainful and callous.

The Poor

The less off have not been left out of Mr Cameron’s drive to change the world. They have been advised not to procreate like rabbits! He threatens to slash benefits. Instead of championing social inclusion he blames most of the economic ills on the impoverished of this beautiful island. The Tories are prescribing that the poor Stop drinking and Stop smoking. This will be achieved by increasing the prices,and other subtle methods. Admittedly the health benefits are immense. However, its sheer hypocrisy. Moreover, it smacks of nit-picking symptoms, and attempting to treat them yet ignoring the major illnesses afflicting society-social exclusion and the economic problems. He could do well  introducing the one-child family (imitate China-after all the economy seems to be booming!) or better still open gulags and throw all the miscreant parents into them for some re-education in ‘family values’ , work and teach them conservative ideals. ‘Family values’ seems to be the bedrock of Tory policy. As if all our problems will be cured if we got married (and stop living as single parents or co-habitating). The biggest joke of all was the attack on Jimmy Carr for tax evasion.The mind boggles. Why pick on him when the majority of Tory benefactors are known to be doing the same thing? It is the silly season indeed.

The champion of ‘caring conservatism’ is finally showing his true colours. Wolf and sheep’s clothing comes to mind.For some reason,  true colours tend to come out this season. For the uninitiated, the  silly season is the period lasting for a few summer months typified by the emergence of frivolous news (behaviours to boot) stories in the media.

 

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Our wise Government ministers have decided to change the educational system. Again. For the umpteen time.

I assume the system is broke, otherwise if it ain’t broke why try to fix it. Is the system that bad? Or has education become another political plaything like the NHS?

I often wonder the system is really wrong or is it the political classes and leadership that screws it up all the time. Resources are stretched right now, and yet we want to overhaul the educational system. Wouldnt it be wiser to carry out a comprehensive analysis of the educational system, compare results with other countries with equivalent or even better educational systems then embark on a modification exercise. Regular  overhauling of the educational system will cause more harm than good. Members of parliament, the ministers and all the major parties should all be sitting together and coming up with one solution. Cheap political point-scoring may win you a vote; but it will harm our children. Plus cause problems for the country in years to come.

Our children need a good basis and environment that nurtures learning and it should be unrestrictive, meritocratic and encouraging.

Too many changes are unnecessary and will make it even harder for the teachers to impart the knowledge our children need.

Just a thought: ‘Now, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else.’ espousing the virtues of Utilitarianism, (Dickens).

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