How to destroy private schooling in the UK


David Davis

First, get to be the “government”. Then, get your hands on some shiny levers called a “ministry of education” or whatever: if necessary, build the machine with the levers on it and staff it with your fellow-travellers.

Next, make noises about “investing in people”, and that your priorities are “education, education, education”. (They are of course, just not in the way people think you mean.)

Then, get your digits round the windpipes of institutions that have flocked to your bait, of “money” and “funding”. Threaten them with cold turkey if they don’t admit who you say…

Finally, attack the already-struggling private schools, with threats to modify their “taxation status”, or with extra supernumerary burdens “in the community”.

I could go on: but you all know where this is heading.

He is clearly a rich man


David Davishas no objection to that. But “rich” and “poor” are not defined by this “leading economist”. Although what he says is strictly logical in a Newtonian sense, it is not clear to me that “the poor have been subsidising the rich” in what remains of the education market: quite the opposite in fact.

Charity-waving tarts ought to lead by example. Wonder how much he got paid for being on the Bank’s “Monetary Policy Committee”….can’t think what that would be for, in a Free Market, except for having good lunches.

He can start by offering to pay to send a couple of our younger bloggers to Oxford, where they’d like to go. I’m poor and so are they, by his standards.

Who the f*** cares who is the Oxford Professor of poetry, and why does this matter?


David Davis

Huh?…Have I missed something important while at work today?

I do not think that struggling people in Africa, or even elsewhere, care much. If people want to read poetry, or even create some, then that is a real libertarian issue, and they can do it.

Professors of it can’t help much.

Can’t really see what they-professors are for. (No point them reading it to you, for you must be able to do that for yourself,)

Sorry.

Why are educated and cultured people driven to espouse socialism?


It seems to me to be such terrible dereliction of duty, deliberately, by individuals who have had the finest education that money can buy – or even not even buy….some, at least, realis this and take steps.

David Davis

I am neither educated nor cultured, and have no class. That’s why I’m not famous, don’t know anyone who matters at all, and live here. (It’s the safest way to be.)

I went through a socialist phase when I was, oh, about 14 or 15, having delved into WW1 poetry and prose such as Wilf Owen, Sassoon, and Graves, and literature, for “O levels” – even tending to think poor old Haig was a butcher on purpose because he thought it was fun and hated poor people and enjoyed watching them being killed (that’s what we were told even then.) But very soon, on doing more research, socialism began to make no sense, and I happily dropped it in favour of going to the pub with my fellow students, pie/chips/beans for five shillings in The Lamb and Flag at lunchtime (and a pint was probably about two bob or a little less) and thought no more about it. Heath was in power, nearly, and all would be right with the world when we joined the EEC.

But now, as a libertarian of nearly half a century’s standing, I can’t make it out. I can’t work out why really really clever people like Philip Gould, and his daughter, want  _actively_  to  _be_  socialists, and want actively to   _do_   socialism to others_  …. I just can’t think why. Perhaps it’s a Jihad that they are doing: and perhaps I am a jihadist-turned-upside-down, so I just can’t understand.

I mean, look, just go, Georgina, to somewhere not far from Erith etc, just go to Peckham (do you know where it is without your satnav?) and  __look__ at the place. It’s socialism wott dunn it, never mind what Terry Eagleton said.

Do you want poeple to live in places like that, run by people like you?

A reminder about what Keeley Hazell doesn’t want you to undergo


Here.

If you have arrived here by accident on a google-search, being a young white man with no hair (WHY the f*** do you all have no hair? It makes you look to the left as if yoo wozz Nazis) who wants a shag with a beautiful girl, we can’t provide it.

Sorry.

But we CAN tell you why your government is a rotten load of Nazi scumbags headed by “Jacqui” “Smith”,  of Hertford College, Oxford University, (not Oxford Brookes, sadly, which pretends to be, wish she’d come from there instead) the “second-home-secretary” (not Gordon Brown, he can’t see, and so he can’t type, and so he can’t be in charge), and who want your DNA if you own a white W-reg Vauxhall Corsa, have no hair, and want a shag, and if you live in High Park.

You’d better ask where High Park is, next. It is where the burgulators burgulate from.