To England, where they think you can grow concrete, but not enough to educate all their children at once in safety. Perhaps that’s why they think you can grow concrete.
Instead of maintaining public buildings for the practical reason that if you don’t they become unsafe and cost more, the Conservatives have asked, “What if we don’t?”and discovered that they become unsafe and cost more.
Among the English, ‘The sky is falling’ isn’t so much a saying to epitomise imminent disaster but a reminder that every day is a school day for this Tory administration.
Poor Gillian Keegan for example, the fifth Education Secretary in 15 months, is still looking for her plaudits. They’ll be in the last place she looks. Like her husband’s bank account.
Rishi Sunak thought about launching an initiative to remind his MPs that, technically, it is possible to give out public money to people who aren’t cronies. But he couldn’t find a relative to whom to give the contract. And so the failures continue.
Secretary of Shareholding
It is understandable. The Conservative Government is, after all, made up primarily of asset strippers and division stokers motivated by short-term gain. The only long-term planning these people are capable of is in creative tax accounting.
This said, they are united in their loathing of scroungers. If you’re disabled, unemployed, or a refugee seeking asylum (who they won’t allow to work in order to berate them for not working) you will face their ire. Yet, oddly, if you’re a shareholder getting paid very handsomely indeed not to work, they will turn water into shit to pay your dividends.
And the band played on
Everywhere you look there are icebergs, and fatbergs, towards which the Tories are steering. And it’s become increasingly hard to claim that this is not by design. Clearly, when less than 10% of them can stay above the surface of water, they feel an affinity.
For some reason they’re coy about this and would prefer it if people keep looking the other way. Their ‘Most Schools Unaffected’ infographic was a case in point about the use of language to convey subtle meaning. If they ever get back to school, perhaps one day their children will learn about cementics too.
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