The Big Issue

Get the scruffs
by their neck
and teach them
a damn good hiding place:

they don't know
their three Rs
from their elbow

Are we collar-blind?
Tie them up.
And, post-Dearing,
no earring.

How else may we dilate
their pupils?
The social fabric
is tweed.


From Tony Blair reminds me of a budgie

The Big Issue

According to The Sunday Times, Conservative MPs were preparing an amendment to the Education Bill requiring a "collar-and-tie" dress code for teachers. David Blunkett was said to be considering it. Male teachers with earrings were said to be a particular target.