Thursday, September 20, 2012

Talk bollocks... TO THE EXTREME!

That's how to relate to to the kids. There are too many stories of Tory ministers/MPs/supporters talking offensive rubbish almost to count, but this is a gem. Damian Collins, another of the class of 2010, reckoned (on Channel 4 no less) that:

1. Seeking further education shows a lack of motivation.
2. "A businessman" he knows (unattributed quote passed off as sociological analysis) said they would rather have a 16 year old train as an unpaid apprentice for three years so they can start... at minimum wage. You've got to have a dream...
3. If it's difficult paying for transport to get to job interviews, well, you know what to do, busk!
Now, has Damian Collins considered that maybe someone struggling with bus or train fares is going to struggle to scrape together the shrapnel to afford an instrument? Has he? Has he really? Perhaps he wants them to beatbox or sing four-part harmonies? Do the kids of today where to find out about busking by-laws? Are they motivated enough?

He couldn't just be talking utter fucking bollocks, could he?

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