Saturday, February 20, 2016

Shifty looking characters

From top left, clockwise:

Michael Gove MP, former Education Secretary, keen promoter of free schools and academies, enthusiastically continued the destruction of the UK's education system begun by previous incumbents. The National Association of Headteachers condemned the climate of "bullying, fear and intimidation" he created.

Nigel Farage, the face of UKIP, accepts his MEP's salary of £79,000, plus a generous subsistence allowance, yet has one of the worst attendance records of any MEP.

George Galloway, Respect Party leader, has already upset fellow brexiters by turning up at a launch rally to be introduced by Farage as a "towering figure". Many walked out. Galloway visited Iraq in 1994, where he made a speech to Saddam Hussein, ending with the statement: "Sir, I salute your courage, your strength, your indefatigability."

Ian Duncan Smith MP, generally known as IDS, is Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the DWP. He's regarded as responsible for its general incompetence and reputation for forcing sick and disabled people to attend work assessments, even when at death's door, or lose their benefits.

It'll be interesting to see who else hops on the Brexit bandwagon over the next couple of months, but I wouldn't trust this lot to advise me on which way is up, let alone membership of the European Union. I'll vote to stay in.

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