Friday, June 17, 2011

More Lib Dem Hypocrisy

Has there ever been a bigger bunch of hypocritical toads in politics than the Lib Dems? Clegg's at it now:

In 2009, they (the Lib Dems) approved a policy of “stopping the establishment of new schools which select by ability, aptitude or faith”. They followed this in last year’s election manifesto by saying it would require faith schools to develop an “inclusive admissions policy”.

But Clegg looks like sending his kids to the Catholic London Oratory School rather than his local Catholic comprehensive. Here's how he explained away this stunning piece of hypocrisy:

“My kids are more precious to me than anything else in the world and the fact [is] that my wife is Catholic, I married in the Catholic church and my children have been brought up by Catholics and go to a Catholic state primary school".
Well actually Clegg, most kids are precious to most parents, even those you would deprive of choice. And a Lib Dem using his wife. Where've we heard that before?

Report from the Telegraph.


e.f. bartlam said...

If they ever try and pull that crap over'll be the end.

So, I'm torn as to whether I should or shouldn't hope for it.

They haven't dared try and touch the Private Schools...even though, while sending their children to exclusive schools, they rail against them.

I hate the idea of public schools...I think they ought to be abolished. I think all qualified "rights" ought to be abolished.

I have to pay for them, while paying again to educate my own child, then pay AGAIN, when the knuckleheads from public schools decide, in their 20's, that maybe learning to read isn't such a bad idea after all.

All the while I'm being told this is a sound "investment" of MY investment that I have absolutely no say in.

There's only a handful of things that get me more fired up than the public schools.

Gregg said...

Good to hear from you Erik. Our politicians have a habit of telling us we can't do something, then carrying on doing it themselves.

Probably the same the world over I suspect. When are you visiting God's county of Lancashire, any idea yet?

e.f. bartlam said...

The boy's gonna have to be a little older before we make that trip. We're actually taking our first mini-vacation next month.

But you'll know when I'm comin'.