Thursday, December 9, 2010

Let them eat cake

Well, there will be no more education for the horny-handed sons of toil, with the coalition winning the vote on tuition fees by 323 to 302 to increase fees to up to £9,000 a year. Now, wouldn't it be nice to have a media that attacked the fact that we have a whole generation of young people in the United Kingdom who will be effectively deprived of a university education.

However, for the mainstream media it is all about the vote in the House of Commons and the violent protests on the streets of London.  £9,000 a year for a university education and with estabishments up and down the country hoping to recruit up to 25% of their students from outside the EU ..... well, money makes the world go round and, with jobs few and far between, with benefits also being attacked, we might expect a few .... hundred, hundred thousand, .... a few million, .. more hopeless cases to be walking the streets of London, Liverpool and Leeds. Still, the "news", which I almost forgot ....

"The car containing Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall was attacked in Argyll Street by protesters who threw paint and cracked a window of the car when they were on their way to the Royal Variety performance at the London Palladium. The prince's spokesman said they were unharmed." ..... and the uneducated, unemployed, youth of the country? .... and the Prime Minister, David Cameron, added, "It is shocking and regrettable that the car carrying the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall was caught up and attacked in the violence." Well, let them eat cake, David, let them eat cake!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i have checked the famous "Let them eat cake" and it seems that the phrase is a wee bit different :)
Upon being alerted that the people were suffering due to widespread bread shortages, the Queen is said to have replied, "Then let them eat pussy."

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