August 23rd, 2012

Ben Bradshaw English Downgrade

We should allow that he had a big night out last night:

Which may explain the spelling mistake…


  1. 1
    Toe Ken says:

    Is he a gayer?


  2. 2
    Ed Bollocks says:

    Skool musnot prodce winnerss


  3. 4
    cupcake says:



  4. 7
    Meanwhile says:

    The Co-operative Group reports a sharp fall in profits due to bad business loans and what it describes as a failure by the Labour party to pay its debts.


  5. 8
    Andrew Efiong says:

    A sorry example of the lack of rigour in our society today.


  6. 9
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    He has not “Forced down English grades”, but made them a bit more realistic. Not realistic enough yet, but it is start!


    • 18
      balls-by-name-Balls-by nature says:

      Too far, too fast.


      • 31
        Yvette Cooper says:

        More like Balls deep!

        I kept telling him “too far, too deep” and now that’s all he keeps saying!

        I asked him to stop but he just carried on and ignored me. Carrying on after a girl says stop…does that constitute rape?

        Ooooh my sore arse!


    • 54
      Pundit Too says:

      Gove has introduced more rigour into the marking of English – and not before time.
      BBC radio 4 this morning and lunchtime have their knickers in a twist over this, and came up with the usual motely crew of loony left educators and NUTS teachers whinging on about the process.
      To be fair (not usual for me) they also did have a woman marker who resigned over the fact that some years ago under Labour she was ordered to forget and forgive attrocious grammar and spelling mistakes. She had far more credibility than the other left wing layabouts.
      I reckon that every day listening to about 3 hours of radio 4 I hear at least 3 grammar errors, and 1 mispronounced English word.
      Don’t get me going on their rendition of foreign words, even from seasoned reporters like Jimmy the Red Naughty who should know better.


      • 63
        Jim in Brum says:

        The fuckers can’t even pronounce kilometre and covert.


      • 68
        All politicians are psychopaths says:

        And that dick’head Graham Stuart on R4’s Today programme this morning said that school pupils of today are now much more smarter than 10/20 years ago. They make this sort of shi’t up as they go along.

        Exam results used to be normed to a poulation mean to avoid so called grade inflation as studies over the last 80 years show that there is very little difference in child intelligence from cohort to cohort, even over a 40 year period.

        PS – Graham Stuart is the Conservative chairman of the education select committee

        What complete ars’eholes run this country.


      • 78
        EdBallsMutteringIdiot says:

        The worst comment I heard was on Tuesday on Al-Beeba WatO when Greece was being discussed. The reckoning was that they would have to lose 75-100k public sector jobs to cut the state spend to manageable proportions to get Greece back on an even keel. The comment was to compare it with the UK where it would equate to 1000k (1 million) and that the UK wouldn’t ever do that cut!?

        Why not FFS, if that’s what’s required to reverse the Brownian Client State that was created then bring it on!!

        Oh another comment was that Greece is not working at the moment, apparently everyone takes August off on hols!! FFS


    • 56
      smoggie says:

      Why, did Gove mark them all?


      • 67
        Four-eyed English Genius says:

        Of course not, you silly person, but he did ensure that those who did mark them applied a bit more rigour!


        • 70
          Honest View says:

          Do other countries have this problem, whereby grades are allowed to rise to “prove” the success of educational policies and are then deflated on purpose to make them more meaningful?
          Is it not beyond the wit of man to devise exams that are free from wishful marking and political manipulation? If it is, then presumably every other country suffers from the same annual debate?


          • Lucius Calidius Eroticus says:

            The only debate is the one instigated by the left who have had education has their plaything for years. Now Gove has turned up and thrown a spanner into the works, and they are super bitter that their plaything might be taken from them.


    • 76
      Trahison des Clercs says:

      Bradsore (sic) orta lern too spel befor hee strts to atac Gove on ejukasun materrs.


    • 83
      MB. says:

      You would think there had been a huge drop from some of the hysteria when it has actually dropped 0.4%.


      • 88
        Lucius Calidius Eroticus says:

        Who knows, if it keeps dropping employers might start to give it some credibility.


  7. 10
    Gordonian Brown says:

    I was dancing in my golden slippers


  8. 11
    Nick says:

    As well as the spelling error, there is unnecessary capitalisation of academies. Mind you, Guido Also Makes The Error Of Capping Every Word In Headlines Whether The Word Needs Capping Or Not.


  9. 12
    DZ says:

    Last time I looked John Prescott head girth was still bigger than is belly


  10. 14
    Kingo says:

    Ben Bradshaw & Labour are just a bunch of trolls


  11. 16
    Anonymous says:

    Bradshaw can always be guaranteed to say something stupid. What ever the Government does, he & his colleagues snip. I’d like to know what they stand for? Although this Government does some stupid things the Education Secretary has done a fine job. Our children will benefit from his dedication. Ben should stick to disco dancing!


  12. 17

    i fink that u doncha no arbout scool. scool isnot a plaice to learn fings but a plaice to keep labor public subsidy sektor workers in a good job wif long holydays off.

    Christine Blower.
    The NUT leader.


  13. 23
    Anonymous Hedge Fund Operator says:

    I’m shorting the Dow,how about you?


  14. 30
    I like plain talking too says:

    John Prescott is a slob


  15. 32
    Roscoe Rules says:

    Is there any suggestion GCSE’s were introduced to make Comprehensive schools look good?


    • 37
      Shirley - a mouth too far says:



    • 41
      SP4BS says:

      by Thatcher?

      Anyway, I don’t see why- grade inflation (or not) could have happened even if o-levels had remained (or not)


      • 61
        Roscoe Rules says:

        There are a lot more ‘liberal’ ideas than that which the Tories introduced I can tell you.That’s why I never vote for the c*nts.

        Grade manipulation is one thing,a two tier exam system which showed up the failings of the Comp system is what they couldn’t tolerate.
        We all knew where we stood with ‘O’ levels and CSE’s.(Grade inflation or not)
        With GCSE’s who fucking knows?


        • 85
          Sir Humphrey says:

          We did control them well. Politicians need to realise just who really runs the place. Though it’s going to be a lot better when Labour get in since most of their place men are still working alongside me.


  16. 33
    Ann Clwyd says:

    I’m a whore. I pretend to be rebellious and one of the people but Tony gave me a human rights envoy job and in return I voted for the Iraq war. I say job, in reality it was a non-job that allowed me to fly first class and stay in nice hotels. Worth half a million dead Iraqis and thousands of dead troops, don’t you think?


  17. 34
    Anonymous Hedge Fund Operator says:

    Have you been to Specsavers, mate ?


  18. 38
    annette curton says:

    sponsered, sponsered, sponsered, A* A* A*.


  19. 39
    The Foreign Secretary says:

    Nick Boles and Ben Bradshaw together on Strictly?

    I so fucking would.


  20. 40
    Baron Hogwash says:

    What is the P in @BenPBradshaw ?


  21. 62
    Well it's always worked for the Grauniad says:

    Stupidity may explain the spelling mistake.


  22. 74
    Bugger off Bradshaw says:

    All the courses and qualifications were deliberately manipulated by Labour. So that jumped up a level students could enrol on their dumbed down higher education courses.


  23. 75
    Chavina says:

    I gots a B for dat a level engerlish. poor wicked init.


  24. 80
    annette curton says:

    I think the obvious point about it all is that the system has been discredited by the various examining boards competing for trade by dumbing down.


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